Saturday, February 5th at 7:00 p.m.
The Toby Theater at The Indianapolis Museum of Art
4000 Michigan Rd.
One show only! Click here to purchase your tickets.
$15 general admission, $12 students & seniors (w/ valid ID), contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for group rates.
‘I’ve never seen a show quite like it at the National.’ Guardian
‘There should be dancing in the streets. There has never been anything like this.’ Ben Brantley, New York Times
Inspired by his mother, a civil rights champion, Fela Kuti (1938-1997) defied a corrupt and oppressive military government and devoted his life and music to the struggle for freedom and human dignity.
FELA! is a triumphant tale of courage, passion and love, featuring Fela Kuti’s captivating music and the visionary direction and choreography of Tony-Award winner Bill T. Jones.
FELA! is produced in association with Shawn ‘Jay-Z’ Carter, Will & Jada Pinkett Smith and is a provocative and wholly unique hybrid of dance, theatre and music, exploring the extravagant, decadent and rebellious world of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.
Using his pioneering music (a blend of jazz, funk and African rhythm and harmonies), FELA! reveals Kuti’s controversial life as an artist and political activist. Featuring many of Fela Kuti’s most captivating songs and Bill T Jones’s visionary staging, this original new creation has come via Broadway to the National Theatre. In New York it was the winner of three 2010 Tony Awards including Best Choreography.