Friday, May 6 | 8PM
$20 General | $15 Student/Senior/BAAD!
A blend of performance art and dance that explores the emotions of how mental illness impacts the life of the individual who is diagnosed, the effects on the people around them, and the perceptions of the public.
BLOOD ON THE LEAVES
"Blood on the Leaves" is a work that uses a fusion of hip hop, modern and Afro Caribbean dance movements along with media to reflect on the sense of loss through police brutality.
Performed by Maxine Montilus
WORK IN PROCESS 1: WHERE ARE WE GOING
I am figuring out you and me. I want to be strangers at times; I want us to be close and far. I see human interactions. Nothing is defined. Yes, I can tell you that this piece reveals itself to be about love, lack of love, intimacy, relationships, human interactions between strangers and between lovers and between all of us.
Performed by EmmaGrace Skove-Epes Mor Mendel
A TRUTH LIES BETWEEN US
A truth lies between us is a movement exploration of ambiguity. Can we ask questions that stem from curiosity and wonder instead of obsession and unfulfillment? Can we open up to the possibility of more than one truth and look through a different set of eyes? Can we find solace in uncertainty?
Performed by Alethea Pace
COMPILATION DANCE CONCERT
WHEEL OF AGONY, WHEEL OF PRAYER
This piece begins with a narrative presentation of the association among fear, hatred, and fighting, followed by a classical modern dance that symbolizes ‘lament’ and a martial arts dance that symbolizes battle out of anger against injustice, which results in failure. The piece culminates into the Butoh dance for healing.This piece begins with a narrative presentation of the association among fear, hatred, and fighting, followed by a classical modern dance that symbolizes ‘lament’ and a martial arts dance that symbolizes battle out of anger against injustice, which results in failure. The piece culminates into the Butoh dance for healing.
Performed by Gio Kusanagi
JOYA POWELL/MOVEMENT OF THE PEOPLE DANCE COMPANY
SONG AND DANCE YOU (EXCERPT)
Song and Dance You is MOPDC's provocative, no holds barred multidisciplinary performance in collaboration with musician Zoë Aqua, Playwright Amina Henry, and Song and Dance You workshop participants. The choreography looks to answer the question: what will it take for Black Lives to Matter to all people?
S/HE JUMPED, S/HE WAS PUSHED
This piece includes many elements that revolve around the theme of feeling forced. A fictional storyline of movement based on historical events of the Guatemalan and Tuskegee Syphillis Experiments, and Project Artichoke (a drug induced, mind control experiment); paralleled with topics of immigration, and personal feelings of being trapped or forced to live a certain way.
Performed by Isabella Diaz
IT'S ONLY ME
A bench, a dress, a wig, a hat - a woman over six decades inhabiting different personas.
Performed by Marsi Burns
MELANIE GREENE & LOLA HAHA
PREPARE TO CONSUME
Consume or be consumed...that is the question.
Performed by Melanie Greene & lolo haha
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