DC's First All-Male Predominantly Black Contemporary Dance Group
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The last date listed for Edgeworks Dance Theater was Sunday March 14, 2010 / 7:00pm.
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Award-winning choreographer Raphael Xavier takes hip-hop techniques from the street to the stage… More
Trigger is a cross-disciplinary work that unfolds as a choreographed play where ordinary people have extraordinary lives. Human stories of strength, honor, family and triumph are revealed against a backdrop of some of the nation’s darkest moments. Trigger provides a look into the history of black gangsters: how they were unschooled yet successful; governed by principle rather than established rule; and how their actions mirror some of the very activity that America and our society were built upon. This project addresses issues of class and economic conditions, exposing the double standards of the differential treatment received by minorities.
Snapshots grew out of the initial research process for Trigger and showcases the extreme physicality and athleticism of EDT dancers.