October 06 ,
08:00 PM -
Pre-performance talk at 7:30 in CFA Hall by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Founding Artistic Director of Urban Bush Women, Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of Dance at Florida State University, and one of the choreographers of "visible"
Choreographed by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar (the trailblazing founder of Urban Bush Women) and Nora Chipaumire (2007 recipient of Wesleyan's Mariam McGlone Emerging Choreographer Award), "visible" (2011) is a bold performance work that explores journeys, myths, dreams and memories of the known world, and an imagined future in an unknown land. The international cast of featured dancers for the New England premiere of visible includes Souleymane Badolo (Burkina Faso), Catherine Denecy (Guadaloupe), Marguerite Hemmings (Jamaica), Judith Jacobs (Holland), John Perpener (Washington, D.C.), and Kota Yamazaki (Japan). A Breaking Ground Dance Series presented by the Dance Department and the Center for the Arts. Made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Co-sponsored by the Center for African American Studies.
"[visible] explores being a foreigner in America, where ideas of liberty and the pursuit of happiness don't tell the whole story." --The New York Times
A post-show discussion on the subject of migration and immigration with Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Founding Artistic Director of Urban Bush Women and Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of Dance at Florida State University, will be moderated by Nicole Stanton, Associate Professor of Dance at Wesleyan.
$23 General Public; $19 Seniors, Wesleyan Faculty & Staff, Non-Wesleyan Students; $6 Wesleyan Students
Dance Department, Center for the Arts, Center for African American Studies