One event on June 14, 2018 at 8:00pm
One event on June 15, 2018 at 8:00pm
GERALDCASELDANCE presents two world premieres: Cover Your Mouth When You Smile and Not About Race Dance, a preview. In collaboration with Na-ye Kim (Korea/Hong Kong) and Peiling Kao (Taiwan/U.S.), Cover Your Mouth When You Smile explores the model minority myth, racial melancholia, and the concept of mimicry among Asian immigrants. Not About Race Dance confronts hierarchical structuring in choreography and dance presentation, demonstrating how it fails to accurately represent ethno-cultural identity. The dance comments on the realities of systemic racism and oppression that persist today while also drawing a parallel to Neil Greenberg’s seminal work, Not About AIDS Dance (1994), which underscored illness, death, and disappointment that was rampant during the AIDS crisis in the 80s and 90s. Wed-Fri, Jun 13-15, 8pm, $20-25.
Photo by Robbie Sweeny.