Invisible: Imprints of Racism — An hour-long piece that explores the embedded psychosocial and racial challenges that permeate life in America. This deeply thoughtful and multidimensional production features nine dancers who mesh various styles of movement to create a kinesthetic language influenced Hip Hop and modern dance. Merged with this dynamic group of dancers is a trio of Boston’s top poets whose stories weave simultaneously alongside the movement. The work is followed by a facilitated discussion with the audience.
Beheard.world is a non-profit that uses the making of films and performances to give voice to individuals and communities that need to be seen and heard.
1:00 PM - Doors open, Torture Justice Center Photography Exhibit open, light refreshments
1:30 PM - Performance begins - "Invisible: Imprints of Racism"
2:30 PM - Discussion facilitated by beheard.world
This event is free and all are welcome, although the content of the performance is suited for ages 10+. Light refreshments and a separate play area for children will be provided. Guests should enter the red door on Blackstone Avenue.
This event will be interpreted for deaf audience members and is wheelchair accessible.
"To stop the advancing racism that is dividing our country, our diverse troupe from Boston is committed and dedicated to bringing people together to make positive change. On August 7th, beheard.world’s nine modern and hip hop dancers, three poets, and an award winning film crew will bus from community to community up the Great Migration Trail from Jackson, MS to Chicago, giving free performances of its highly touted Invisible: Imprints of Racism. A facilitated discussion follows with each audience about what they’ve seen, felt and learned.
The purpose of the tour is to create a movement. We want to have new conversations that give voice to the possibility of ending racism, and to raise consciousness about not what divides us, but what we have in common. We are making a documentary of the experience for national distribution. We are partnering with a wide variety of organizations to spread the word to join the movement, from Black Lives Matter to the NAACP, civil rights organizations, churches, temples and grass roots organizations."
For more information or to make arrangements for disabilities, please contact Matthew Searle, Assistant Director of Experimental Station: matthew (at) experimentalstation.org or 773.241.6044.
This program is made possible in part by a grant from Illinois Humanities, with support from the MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge.