Red Line: A Collaborative Dance Performance by Iddi Saaka

Red Line: A Collaborative Dance Performance by Iddi Saaka

Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 7:00pm
Cross Street Dance Studio, 160 Cross Street, Middletown


Red Line
is a collaborative multifaceted dance performance conceived and directed by Assistant Professor of Dance Iddi Saaka as part of his fellowship with Wesleyan University’s Embodying Antiracism Initiative. The work draws on the experiences of five scholar-artist collaborators to interrogate how a place of origin can open opportunities for some but close doors to others.

The world premiere of the work includes Alycia Bright-Holland, Kwamena Blankson, Issa Coulibaly, Venlo Odom, Center for Prison Education Fellow Shirley Sullivan '21, and Iddi Saaka. A Q&A session moderated by University Professor of Dance Patricia Beaman follows the performance.

The project is made possible through generous financial and administrative support from Wesleyan’s Embodying Antiracism Initiative, the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, the Center for the Arts, and the Dance Department.