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EXCERPTS OF SEXUAL DISCOVERY & LIBERATION
Premiered with Synapse Arts' New Works Program at Hamlin Park Fieldhouse Theater (2019), Restaged for Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble's Art + Activism
Original Cast: Dee Alaba, Phoebe Coakley, Camila Rivero Pooley, Marceia L. Scruggs
Restaged Cast: Maria Blanco, Phoebe Coakley, Simone Stevens, Virginia VanLieshout
Excerpts as a performance piece takes the audience through the arc of understanding yourself as a sexual being, the process of discovering your own sexual preference or orientation, and how one chooses to portray their sexual identity. Additionally, themes such as sexual consent, objectification, oppression and liberation are told through the dancers’ various movement experiences, monologues, and personal relationships with one another throughout the dance vignettes.
Photos by Matthew Gregory Hollis
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