Midwest Nexus Touring Exchange
The Body Wails, The Body Restores
October 28 - 30, 2016
Chicago-based choreographer Vershawn Ward and Philadelphia-based choreographer Lela Aisha Jones present solo works on a shared bill with a premiere by Bridget L. Moore for Red Clay Dance Company.
#SAYHERNAME by Ward examines the criminalization of female black activists Angela Davis and Assata Shakur, drawing parallels to the present day arrest and subsequent death of Sandra Bland.
CONTINUUM OF ACTION by Jones reflects on MOVE (Philadelphia), The Craddock Four (South Africa), and the Greensboro Massacre (North Carolina).
Following the performances at Links, Vershawn Ward tours to Philadelphia for a shared performance with Lela Aisha Jones' company Flyground at Painted Bride Art Center.
Part of Links Hall's Scaffolding Project underwritten by The Boeing Company