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Smashworks Dance presents "For Which It Stands" (Virtual Premiere)

Smashworks Dance presents "For Which It Stands" (Virtual Premiere)

Company:

Smashworks Dance

Location:

Online

Dates:

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 7:00pm daily through October 17, 2020
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 7:00pm daily through October 24, 2020

Tickets:

smashworksdance.com

Company:
Smashworks Dance

Smashworks Dance presents a slice of history in its encore virtual premiere of FOR WHICH IT STANDS, an evening length political work featuring original sound score and projection. With only weeks until the 2020 presidential election, let us revisit this devilishly witty snapshot of history retooled for the virtual stage.

October 15-17 

*A portion of ticket sales will be donated to When We All Vote - a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that is on a mission to increase participation in every election and close the race & age voting gap

October 22-24

*A portion of ticket sales will be donated to Greater Birmingham Ministries - a multi-faith, multi-racial organization that provides emergency services for people in need and engages in voter restoration in Alabama. 

 

TICKETS: smashworksdance.com

YOUR TICKET INCLUDES: A link to our 40 min performance (available the full weekend of shows), time stamps and historical references for each “dance episode,” and additional tools from Vote Forward to promote voter turnout! We are encouraging all viewers to participate in The Big Send: a letter writing campaign to increase voter turnout.

Performances by Sarah Dodd, Laurie Deziel, Maria Gardner, Jesse Obremski, Ashley McQueen, Jenna Rae Smith, Sarah Starkweather, and Ellen Sickenberger

 

ABOUT THE SHOW

Crafted in 2018 and consisting of 9 episodic dances that seamlessly blend humor and reality, this work uses themes ripped from the headlines to satirize the Trump Administration and invites audiences to confront the contradictions of modern political discourse, tear down the walls that divide our country, and reject the normalization of nonsense. 

Met with glowing reviews and standing ovations, FOR WHICH IT STANDS made its world premiere at the Center for Performance Research in Brooklyn in 2018, toured to St. Louis for five performances, and was featured in Time Out New York, Brokelyn Magazine, and the Dance Enthusiast.

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