Performance: Harge Dance Stories Feds Watching
HARGE DANCE STORIES FEDS WATCHING: ON BLACK FEMME BODIES AND SOMATIC RELATIONSHIPS TO SURVEILLANCE
Thursday, April 5, 7pm
Admission: $10 ($7 for members*)
Feds Watching is a performance situating black femme bodies at the intersections of visibility and surveillance, working to reject and exploit the respectability politics at play within these constructs. Located inside historical and current constructions of black spaces built by white, colonial, oppressive forces (including the panopticon and black ghettos in the U.S.), the work considers how black femme bodies’ intergenerational memories and lived experiences both negate and support politics of reconciliation through methods of resistance as well as real and imagined reparations. Harge Dance Stories will present Feds Watching as the first installment of a larger evening-length work, Fly | Drown. Choreographer Jennifer Harge will hold a conversation with the audience after the performance, sharing her research and developing ideas. Detroit-based movement artist and educator Jennifer Harge founded Harge Dance Stories (HDS) in 2014. Her work has been presented by Music Hall Center for Performing Arts, Detroit Institute of Arts, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company II, Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts, Duke University, and Allied Media Conference. She is the recipient of residency and fellowship awards from Atlantic Center for the Arts, the Kresge Foundation, the Carr Center, Illinois State University, University of Iowa, and Duke University. She holds an MFA from University of Iowa and BFA from University of Michigan.
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