A Yoruba Dance Drama Oshun represents the pinnacle of feminine power through drama, dance, song and music. The production is a biographical, and historical account of the often underestimated and misunderstood female orisa.
Oshun promises to usher in the spirit of theatre founder, Dr. Barbara Ann Teer, through layers of color, folklore and healing power (all of which the "Pearl of Harlem" was known to add to the Harlem community). By dramatically revealing the rich legacy of Yoruba mythology, Oshun's director Roderick Giles explores the many manifestations of Oshun and makes it relevant to audiences young and old. The show kicks off a pivotal season for the NBT as it continues the legacy of Dr. Barbara Ann Teer with a commitment to excellence and healing of our communities of which we serve.