“Reconsidering” will include six dancing texts from RootsUprising’s repertoire, including the premier of three new works, Entangled Gaze, So Noted and Rooted We Are.
Reconsidering, presented in partnership with RootsUprising and Theater for the People, is an embodied discussion of the intersectional experience of women of color through both their spatial and temporal circumstances. The evening of sharing includes six dancing texts from RootsUprising’s repertoire, including the premier of three new works, Entangled Gaze, So Noted and Rooted We Are. RootsUprising’s Artistic Director Nailah Randall-Bellinger describes her work as “text in Motion”. She says: “Reconsidering is the process of dismantling fed beliefs, truths and distorted images of who we really are as women of color in an oppressive social construct.”
Founded in 1998, RootsUprising is an intergenerational motion art collective, composed of dancers and wordsmiths, with its core ensemble comprised of six women of color. The company reflects upon the dynamics of the human condition through the lens of movement, music, poetry and song. RootsUprising is grounded in the belief that there is healing in the act of storytelling– stories that are housed in the body that become understood through the body in motion. The company will be the artists-in-residence at the Cambridge Arts Council later this year.
About RootsUprising, Theater for the People Executive Director Najee Brown says: “These women bare their souls, they open up your mind, body and soul, and leave audiences forever changed.”
Theater for the People is a BIPOC-produced, touring theater company based in New England. Its mission is to build community “through the pursuit of oneness and diversity,” to connect people of all races, ages, cultural backgrounds and socio-economic groups, and to provide artists of color the opportunity to produce and present work to diverse audiences, “uplifting voices of true nobility in the midst of adversity.”
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All tickets are $25 each
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Each show includes 60-minute dance presentation and 30-minute talk-back.