Choreographer Tania Isaac Explores Modern Motherhood in stuporwoman
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Dance Place presents its annual curated showcase of the best new works from established and emerging choreographers, New Releases. These works spotlight the ideas, techniques and rhythms that are helping to push dance forward. Some of the performances included in the showcase are: Akosua Akoto's Enwotwe, which fuses tradition and modernity to find a progressive way of life; Johnnie Mercer's the disappearing act., where the audience is guided into the deep corners of the human mind; and Briana Stuart's Am I Strong Enough, which tackles the Black female identity from the inside out. Learn More
stuporwoman is an operatic and humorous fairytale of motherhood and parenting in the twenty-first century featuring the stunning, vibrant movement style of St. Lucia-born choreographer Tania Isaac. Generated through a series of workshops with women from a diverse range of racial and economic backgrounds, stuporwoman offers a tongue-in-cheek, serious yet satirical peek at multigenerational perspectives on work, family, conflict and the often absurd results of balancing it all. With original text written by Guggenheim Award-winning playwright Bridget Carpenter, and live music by Philadelphia Opera Company violinist Heather Zimmerman, stuporwoman navigates culture, class and the expectations of motherhood in an interdisciplinary work of dance, music, scenery and verse for audiences of all ages.
This project is partially supported by a grant from Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour; a program developed and funded by the Heinz Endowments; the William Penn Foundation; the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency; and The Pew Charitable Trusts; and administered by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. This engagement is a DC Performing Arts Presenters Initiative project, which is made possible through funding by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program.