Fall Faculty Dance

Fall Faculty Dance Concert: Wrapped in Us

Friday, October 26, 2018 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater

$6 Wesleyan students, youth under 18; $8 all others

Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 7:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater

$6 Wesleyan students, youth under 18; $8 all others

Visiting Assistant Professors Julie Mulvihill and Joya Powell present Wrapped in Us, an evening of multidisciplinary, visceral, risk-taking and performance sharing.

In Composing Compromise: A Performance Collage, performers and audience traverse together, sharing choice and change. Together with the space and the audience, the performers will explore in movement the act of becoming a group. Wesleyan student collaborators explore what holds us back and celebrate what brings us together as they ask the question: What if compromise is an act of discovery?

Hair Ties by Movement of the People Dance Company is a multidisciplinary, dance-theater piece inspired by America's fear of Black power and beauty. Inspired by the Tignon Laws of the 1800s, this evocative work is a celebration of Black beauty, creativity, and ingenuity in the face of perpetual oppression. This work is a collaboration with Evelyn Green (videographer), Amina Henry (wordsmith), and Hair Ties interviewees.

Listen to a conversation with Julie Mulvihill and Joya Powell, Associate Professor of Dance Hari Krishnan, and Abhishek Fakiraswamimath '20 on the Center for the Arts Radio Hour:

Image by Alyssa Rapp.

Click here to see photos from this event.