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Performance of "DELICATENESS IN TIMES OF BRUTALITY"

  • Date: September 20, 2019
  • Time: 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Location: Elstad Auditorium

Performance of "DELICATENESS IN TIMES OF BRUTALITY"

Description

Gallaudet's Theatre and Dance program is proud to host a free performance of DELICATENESS IN TIMES OF BRUTALITY, a touring 50-minute work by movement artists Wendy Jehlen (US) and DAKEI (Japan). Live music is improvised by Nobunaga Ken (percussion), MORIO (guitar) and Yoshiko Honda (voice). The result is an immersive environment that hovers between the eternal and the ephemeral.

DELICATENESS IN TIMES OF BRUTALITY was inspired by a performance protest of the same title (Delicadeza em Tempos da Brutalidade) that took place in São Paulo, Brazil in May 2015 in response to the bureaucratic coup that resulted in the dismantling of human rights and arts and cultural institutions in that country, part of a world wide shift to the extreme right. DELICATENESS IN TIMES OF BRUTAILITY is the performers' response as artists. DELICATENESS IN TIMES OF BRUTAILITY is a study in opposites: solitude and togetherness, silence and sound, the eternal and the ephemeral, delicateness in response to brutality.

DELICATENESS IN TIMES OF BRUTALITY has been supported by grants from the Performing Arts Japan program of the Japan Foundation, New England Foundation for the Arts, Association of Performing Arts Presenters and the Network of Ensemble Theaters.

This performance takes place at the Elstad Auditorium on Friday, September 20th, at 8 pm.  No tickets, and doors open at 7:30 pm.

Posted by Ethan Sinnott | Posted September 12, 2019 at 12:32 PM

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Gallaudet

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Washington, DC 20002