Spell #7


Ntozake Shange

Published by Samuel French Inc

4 Male 5 Female

This striking choreopoem is set in St. Louis in a bar frequented by Black artists and musicians. It is another meditation on the irony of being Black in a white world

The artists bare their souls in soliloquies, many of them illustrated by in the mood dances

"Spell #7 is humanely upbeat. In the end, [it] proclaims inner self respect as the essential quality of Black pride and Black identity" ~ Christian Science Monitor

"Lovely and powerful" ~ N.Y. Times

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