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Film Screening: Movement in Conversation with Landscape

June 22, 2023, 8:00 pm9:30 pm

Pulitzer Arts Foundation
3716 Washington Blvd
St. Louis, MO United States

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An evening of dance films and conversation led by Kirven Douhtit-Boyd, Artistic Director of Big Muddy Dance Company, this program is part of a two week series of performance programming organized with The Black Rep. Held outside in the courtyard between the Contemporary Art Museum and The Pulitzer, films include the Weight of Sugar by Jingqui Guan and a clearing by Devin Drake.

Space is limited, registration is required.

Movement in Conversation with Landscape is part of The Black Rep’s Phoenix Rising Performance Series, presented by the Whitaker Foundation, and is free and open to the public. Full schedule and details below:

Films include:

The Weight of Sugar
Director: Jingqiu Guan; Choreographer: Bernard Brown

Filmed on location at a renovated historic mill, the short film uses the lens of sugar to illuminate some of the lasting effects of colonialism on women of color. With support from a strong community, a young black woman guides us toward ascension, releasing the vestiges of oppression scattered.

“a clearing” a part of the FLY | DROWN series
Filmmaker: Devin Drake; Choreographer: Jennifer Harge; Producer: Nadia Tykulsker; Sound Designer: Sterling Toles.

This short chronicles a dance folktale honoring Black women’s movement towards flight. Set in a post-Great Migration home in Detroit, MI, it is an interwoven story of two characters, elder and nyeusi, and moves between the mundane, the majestic, fact, and fable.

Please let us know if you require any accommodations to participate in this program. Contact [email protected].

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