PASS DANCE: AYO JANEEN JACKSON

When:
January 28, 2017 @ 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
2017-01-28T17:00:00-05:00
2017-01-28T19:30:00-05:00
Cost:
$10

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Building C + G) | $10
5PM Reception with 6PM performance followed by artist talk
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There’s A Million Miles between Slavery and Freedom is an interactive performance piece using the idea of fugitive mentalities in order to survive. What methods do we use in order to escape and free ourselves? There’s A Million Miles between Slavery and Freedom explores the ways black people in America have survived; this piece uses the same tropes that have bound blackness to a position of victim and through a lens of mythology, comedy, and performance delivers a possible way to Freedom that is unusual and unexpected. Not in opposition to Audre Lorde’s The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House, but this work overlooks the importance of the master’s house and directs the focus towards the use of the master’s tools in order to escape from the master’s house.