Oni Oni is a poem based on Afro-Cuban mythology. It narrates the story of Yemayá – the owner of the oceans and mother of all – and her adopted son Changó, a warrior who rules over thunder and drums. Using dance, live music, drama and beautiful costumes, this folklore-inspired piece celebrates Cuba’s African cultural heritage and rich story-telling traditions.
Oni Oni is written, choreographed and directed by Danys “La Mora” Pérez, the award-winning founder of Oyu Oro, a collective of artists who defend the traditions of Afro-descendant culture through dance, song and music.
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Oni Oni is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature. Media Sponsor: Center for Traditional Music and Dance.