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6-5-1: Olivier Tarpaga

By 651 ARTS on October 02, 2017

Inspired by our 6-5-1 Interview series—six questions, five minutes, one artist—this conversation features Olivier Tarpaga, choreographer for Declassified Memory Fragment.

  1. What’s your morning routine?
    • Kiss my sleeping daughter, wash my face, hug my wife and make myself the spicier chai tea before checking emails.
  2. What’s your fondest memory of Brooklyn?
    • Sharing a house in Williamsburg with David Rousseve /REALITY. I was touched by the diversity and great food.
  3. If you could visit any place in the world, where would it be and why?
    • New Zealand: I am fascinated by Maori culture.

      Ethiopia: I want to see and learn more about the ancient culture.
  4. How would you describe your dream collaboration?
    • It would be a dream to collaborate with Chirgilchin master throat singers from Tuva near Mongolia.
  5. Can you share a few contemporary Black artists that you’d like to collaborate or partner with?
    • Diébédo Francis Kéré (Architect), Richard Bona (Jazz), Bebe Miller, David Rousseve, Gregory Maqoma.
  6. Who inspires you?
    • Thomas Sankara
  7. How do you love?
    • Unconditionally


651 ARTS would like to thank Olivier Tarpaga for answering our questions that give a better glimpse of the artists we present. Check out www.btdanceproject.com to see where you can find Olivier next with Baker and Tarpaga Dance Project. And stay tuned for more artist interviews. Keep up with 651 ARTS by following us on Facebook and Twitter by clicking on the links to the right.

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Cultural Plan Analysis from Anthony Rosado

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TAKING RESPONSIBILITY

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...the continuum of Black music is a testament to the resilience and creativity of a people determined, against all odds, to musically voice and declare their collective sentiments.

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Classically Black is never stagnant nor does it pander to aesthetic mandates and rules around method, structure, or form that have historically excluded perspectives that emerged from the African diaspora.

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6-5-1: Olivier Tarpaga

6-5-1: An interview with Olivier Tarpaga, choreographer of Declassified Memory Fragment.

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