Performance: Resistance, Resilience, and Restoration

  • 7:00 PM–8:00 PM

CSPS Legion Arts
1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401

Resistance, Resilience, and Restoration: A Performance By Christopher Rasheem-McMillan and Jason J. Snell.

This project explores the speech of African American resistance in our culture, using a custom motion-sensor dance system which abstracts words into musical tones over time. Words from songs, speeches, and media events centered around the African American culture of resistance will be read by a computer voice to abstract and remove them from their original context. Articles and prepositions will be removed so nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs will be emphasized in a new narrative of resistance expressed through McMillan’s movements. The performance will be followed by a conversation about the collaboration.

This project responds to a Stanley Museum of Art exhibition by the same name and was organized by the Legacies for Iowa Collections-Sharing Project, Supported by the Matthew Bucksbaum Family.

Free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Contact: Vero Rose Smith

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