ODC Theater Presents
Àse Dance Theater Collective
Have K(NO!)w Fear: A Bluessical
October 17-19, 8 PM
Have K(NO!)w Fear: A Bluessical is an undoing spell that wants to untie all the knots that choke the future. It’s a kinesthetic reimagining of ritual dance theater as an action of protest, prayer, and healing. Bridging the impact that natural disasters, systematic oppression, brutality, forced migration, dislocation, power, and privilege continue to have on the minds, hearts, and voices of so many with the “talk”, this a ten-chapter story tale waxes and wanes between the satirical and serious. Ase Dance Theatre Collective petitions ancestors and invites audiences to witness a world where embodied culture speaks, sings and moves without fear.
The evening's program of Have K(NO!)w Fear: A Bluessical, will be presented with Àse Dance Theatre's short film as well as their dance work, A Brake 4 the 5 (2008)
Àse Dance Theatre Collective is a neo-folkloric performance ensemble that specializes in Dance Theater from the African Diaspora. Under the artistic direction of Adia Tamar Whitaker, a dancer/choreographer and vocalist from San Francisco, this Brooklyn based collective links contemporary and traditional dance theater to conceptual ideas in the human experience.
Photo by Orfeas Skutelis
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