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Cyclical Navigations: In the In Between

Lee Edwards thesis project
Saturday, February 05, 2022
All Day
Lee Edwards, MFA in Dance
MFA in Dance Thesis

The Duke Dance Program MFA in Dance: Embodied Interdisciplinary Praxis presents MFA candidate Lee Edward's thesis project.

"Cyclical Navigations: In the In Between" conceptualizes storytelling as a practice of embodied memory recollection -- one that aids in the navigation of cyclical temporalities in the present, or what MFA in Dance candidate Lee Edwards has termed the "In Between." The In Between is the space between and within history and the contemporary. It is the liminal space that exists between an Afropessimist reality and an Afrofuturist practice. This project considers what is possible if Black history and thus Black stories are treated with care through the valuing of Black bodies and voices, both living and deceased. It interrogates what happens when land is viewed as a container that holds the stories of those who are and were, and what happens when we acknowledge what and who was while inscribing what and who is into space. This interdisciplinary installation takes the audience on a nonlinear journey of time through memory, story, movement, and location.

Movement collaborators: Alyah Baker, Jasmine Callis, Ayan Felix, Ama Gora, Juliet Irving, Aigner Picou

Artist's reception: February 5, 5:00-9:00pm with artist talk at 5:30pm and 7:30pm.

Gallery hours: M-F 10am-6pm | Weekends: 10am-5pm

Duke COVID protocols are in effect. Masks & social distancing is required.

Contact: Margo Lakin