Experiences of bias told through personal stories, movement and visual art.
Featured at Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival 2019, Jane Franklin Dance returns to Theatre on the Run with excerpts from Border. In this movement theatre work, individuals describe barriers experienced through career, racial, gender or ethnic prejudice. People speak of real-life experiences: a woman working in a male dominated career, an HIV positive young adult, a black woman negotiating cultural assumptions, a Latino delayed by police, disability and employment, biracial marriage, same-sex parenthood, and the lengthy process of legal immigration. Find threads of isolation residing alongside the urge for belonging, told through personal stories, movement and visual art. Set is by Scenic and Projections Designer for Theater and Opera, Jonathan Dahm Robertson.
“Must See” guest companies perform over the three week run:
Jan 25 –
Forty+ by Carly Johnson – Forty+ is a group of community based dancers past the age of 40.
Glade Dance Collective creates meaningful art that evokes emotion and makes audiences think through a collective process with people from diverse artistic backgrounds.
Feb 1 –
Forty+ by Emily Crews – Emily Crews of Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble brings back her Beatles tribute “Life Goes On,” a group work for six dancers
DanceArtTheater will perform Life and Times, a woman’s memory of her past.
Feb 8 –
Roxann Morgan Rowley Repertory Project
Contradiction Dance Theatre is proudly based in Washington DC. Contradiction Dance is a place where dance, theatre, and pop culture meet. Contradiction Dance Theatre builds community and creates a safe, supportive space to explore contemporary social issues by putting dance theater in unexpected places, by engaging the community through conversations, pop-up events and partnerships, by presenting works that blend several dance forms with multimedia elements, storytelling, and theater and by providing a broad scope of dance and theater education classes for people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.
Jan 25, Feb 1, Feb 8 @ 7:30 pm
Theatre on the Run
3700 S Four Mile Run Dr, Arlington VA 22206