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May 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mira Treatman and Janna Meiring will present their full length performances that they have been working on for the duration of the GWYN Residency.
About Mira’s Work:
“I seek to destroy the social-choreographic divide. Using nursery rhymes and familiar songs as a point of departure, I will work with a cast mixed of professional performers, dedicated dance audience members, and social instigators ranging in age from 22 to 60 to complete a project I started about two years ago. ‘Supernatural Displays of Yearning,’ is a collaborative exploration into grief, trauma, and desire.”
About Janna’s Work:
“Why the Hell have I not learned Spanish yet? I lived in the Old Barrio in Tucson for 5 years, taught ESL students, and organized in a non-profit with Latina youth. I am married to a Puerto Rican who could barely speak a few words of English when we met 10 years ago. Now my wife is fluent in English, and I can sputter only a few loving sentiments in Spanish. Not only is this a personal pain point (and deeply embarrassing), this is a serious problem that Americans have—we resist the notion that we aren’t the only ones in the world. I believe this world view has been internalized and sewn into the body. This piece is a vehicle to finally learn Spanish through part documentary, part somatic-movement-multi-disciplinary performance. I will explore the resistance, the embarrassment, the science and the underlying racism that perpetuates my mono-lingual nature, and I’ll do it…I’ll learn Spanish.”