Patmon Dance Project: Homescape
Choreographer and Artistic Director: Angela Nicole Patmon
"Patmon Dance Project: Homescape" is a dreamy landscape of dancers that weaves in and out of the places we call home, and arrives in an America that must face either its dark reality or its own demise.
The work builds on the ideas of family and comfort and how the avalanche that is death, loss, and grief rocks the foundation to the core. What is left of us after we are gone? A collection of old trinkets left behind? Or is it something more? Maybe the lives we spent still echo in the spaces we once called home.
Maybe the words of our ancestors who fought for our American rights with dignity surge through us as we continue where they left off. Maybe when we begin to change our perspectives on our context of home, we can start to mend the lines that divide us.
Many of the shorter vignettes within "Patmon Dance Project: Homescape" touch on life, death, spirit, and morality. The questions I am left with are too many to include, but the ones that stand out follow.
What is home? How do we find the strength to keep on going after a parent dies when we are far away from home and those we love? As a woman of color, of mixed race, how does a sense of home and belonging relate to a longing for an inclusive racial identity? How do we as a country close the gap between our hopeful expectations of the American Dream and the harsh reality? What will it take to make people actually see the damage this country has caused? Once we are "woke" how do we make change?
Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 9pm
The Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series
February 26 - March 17, 2019
All performances at:
15 West 28th St, 2nd floor
Between Broadway and 5th Avenue
Curators: Paul Adams, Andrea Alton, Desmond Dutcher, Scott Klavan, Vanessa Shealy
Emerging Artists returns with their one-of-a-kind festival. Visit the theater any evening during this three-week event, and you'll find yourself transported in a number of surprising ways: by a single performer embodying a whole host of characters; by a more experimental theater piece "done differently" that challenges and delights; by a cozy two-person show exploring relationships; or perhaps by a bouncy new musical that will have you humming. Emerging Artists has always been about new works, new talents, new voices. That's never been more evident than now.
NO REFUNDS will be granted.
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15 W 28th Street
New York, NY 10001
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