- May 9 at the Newcomb Art Museum at Tulane
- May 10 at the corner of Press Street and Royal Street, the site of Homer Plessy’s arrest in 1892
Performing dances on the outside, created by folks on the inside, is an attempt to counteract the dehumanization that occurs when people are incarcerated and is often difficult to reclaim in society, even after release.
The project has grown over the past 2.5 years, with chapters in Brooklyn, NY and Denver, CO and incarcerated collaborators in Louisiana, Texas, Illinois, Missouri, California and Colorado.
Dances for Solidarity will be presenting a community-based performance of this work in New Orleans, danced by a core group of formerly incarcerated women. This performance has been created while in residence at A Studio in the Woods.
We’d like to gratefully acknowledge Newcomb Art Museum and NOCCA for hosting performances, VOTE for the rehearsal space, and performers Dolfinette Martin, Shantell Turner, Rhonda Oliver, Latasha Williams, and Adinas Perkins.