Reggie Wilson

Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group:
The Tale: Npinpee Nckutchie and the Tail of the Golden Dek

"Infectiously joyous…The sacred and the secular inform each other, and dance and music become a single art based on pulse and breath" The Village Voice

West Coast premiere
The Sharon Disney Lund Dance Series

Acclaimed choreographer Reggie Wilson explores intimacy and devotion, libido and love in a seamless collage of music and dance. Eight performers enact the complicated rituals of coupling and the sensual dance of lovers, with the undulating rhythms of traditional African, Caribbean and African American social dance. Woven with rich live harmony and contemporary beats, Wilson draws on stepping, stomping, shouting and strutting to articulate love, loss and the elegant invitations and rejections of people as they court desire. Gliding between the earliest fist and heel dance styles developed during the era of slavery and the step dances that gave rise to sensations like the Lindy Hop and Electric Slide, Tale is a seductive performance that slips through time and place toward a universal state of passion.

This project is made possible in part by a grant from the National Performance Network’s Performance Residency Program. Major contributors of the National Performance Network include the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, Altria and the Nathan Cummings Foundation. For more information, see

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THU 4/5
8:30 pm
FRI 4/6
8:30 pm
SAT 4/7
8:30 pm
SUN 4/8
3:00 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff