waheedworks: Bodies as Site of Faith and Protest
February 28, 2024
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 7:30 PM
Location: Bovard Auditorium (ADM)
Admission is free. Reservations required.
“A gift of hopefulness and a reminder of the power achievable through unification.”—The Dance Enthusiast
Visions and Voices is thrilled to present the West Coast premiere of Bodies as Site of Faith and Protest. Partially set to speeches from the Civil Rights Movement including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “We Shall Overcome,” the newest work by waheedworks beautifully and powerfully explores the idea of bodies uniting in protest, carrying on the Philadephia-based company’s mission of creating a radically collaborative body of work that speaks to human life.
Established in 2006 by artistic director and choreographer Tommie-Waheed Evans, grounded in Evans’s upbringing in the church, andintertwining urban street style and contemporary dance with an emphasis on gospel music and polyrhythmic sounds, waheedworks offers a path to liberation through the bold and raw movement of its unapologetically diverse dancers.
This special performance will be accompanied by a conversation with the artists, including Evans.
Presented by USC Visions and Voices. Co-sponsored by the USC Kaufman School of Dance and the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs.View all events