Patti Boulaye’s Sun Dance
By Mark Shenton for the Stage
Seeking to do for African tribal dance what Riverdance did for Irish folk dance, Patti Boulaye’s Sun Dance is a cultural pageant of African custom and choreography that is far more earnest and considerably less slick.
Though Boulaye is unquestionably sincere in her quest and is a lithely radiant stage presence, she has done herself no favours by multiplying her tasks here to also embrace writing the blandly simplistic tunes, book and lyrics (with assistance from three others), co-producing, co-choreographing and designing the costumes too.
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