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"A Ruin" by RAKIA Work In Progress

"A Ruin" by RAKIA

Company:

Artistic Direction/Choreography: Rakia Seaborn

Location:

Union Street Dance

Dates:

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 7:30pm

Tickets:

www.evadeandance.org

Company:
Artistic Direction/Choreography: Rakia Seaborn

RAKIA! (led by Artistic Director Rakia Seaborn) is Union Street Dance's 2018 Mertz Gilmore Foundation Late Stage Creative Stipend recipient, and we're pleased to be presenting a workshop performance of their latest work, A Ruin. Join us!

ABOUT A RUIN:
The year is 2035. America 2.5 is a dystopian wasteland. From the ashes emerges a trio of heartbroken black women turned reluctant superheroes. This elegantly brutal triptych is tasked with cultivating a new, American way. Post-apocalyptic wanderlust sends these sojourners out into the wilderness. Memories of unrequited love and betrayal hold them back. Does America deserve rebuilding? Must these women play saviour? Drawing from Giselle's madness, The Negro Motorist Green Book (“the bible of black travel during Jim Crow",) breakup albums & ancient relics, in A Ruin, I interrogate my relationship with “classical” forms. A Ruin is afrofuturistic place-making. Spoken text is mined from travel writings and manipulated into an entirely new language. Like a surrealist, Greek statue, missing nose & limb, movement is sourced from a 1979 Bavarian production of Giselle, then inverted and decayed. 

Artistic Direction/Choreography: Rakia Seaborn
Performers: Kendra Ross, Pia Murray and Rakia Seaborn
Composition: Austin Guerrazzi
Visual Art: Sean Billy Kizy
Producer: Sarah Donnelly

THURSDAY, AUGUST 30TH AT 7:30PM
UNION STREET DANCE (725 UNION STREET, BROOKLYN NY)
$10 SUGGESTED DONATION AT THE DOOR

MORE ABOUT RAKIA AND THE MG LSCS AT:
http://www.evadeandance.org/index.php/artist-opportunities/creative-stipends

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