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light and desire
March 25 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until Mar 28, 2020
Dance work “light and desire” calls upon family history, social politics, and personal experience to tell and uplift the narratives of women who have resisted oppression by creating their own forms of radical expression. The central question it addresses is how women hold, embody, and express power. Conceived and directed by Colleen Thomas, who also performs in it, light and desire features Carla Forte (Venezuela); a dancer-choreographer Ildiko Toth (Hungary / Germany); dance curator, critic, and choreographer Joanna Lesnierowska (Poland); filmmaker, dancer, and choreographer Ermira Goro (Albania/ Greece); and teacher, dancer, and filmmaker Rosalynde LeBlanc (USA). The piece is an homage to Women’s Month and a celebration of the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Additional performers include 15 women from the NYC dance community who act as a chorus of women’s protest. “light and desire” features lighting design by Stacey-Jo Marine, intricate floral masks designed by Rebecca Makus, and original music composed by Robert Boston, with Jo Morris as a vocalist.
There will be a Stay Late discussion following the March 26 performance moderated by a special guest Deborah Jowitt.