Threads Dance Project--The Secrets of Slave Songs
February 24, 2017 - 10:00am
February 24, 2017 - 7:30pm
February 25, 2017 - 7:30pm
Threads Dance Project
Photo credit: Bill Cameron
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 10:00am
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 7:30pm
Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 7:30pm

This contemporary dance company from Golden Valley offers an expressive re-telling of slavery's abolition through spirituals and dance.

The Secrets of Slave Songs examines slavery’s abolition and its consequences in the United States. Expressive choreography, combined with moving renditions of Negro Spirituals composed by William Banfield and others, illuminate the complicated period in our nation’s history.

The Secrets of Slave Songs intimately re-imagines Traditional Negro Spirituals and their direct relation to the African-American quest for freedom. This full-length piece—born from the belief that the Traditional Negro Spiritual was a secret language between slaves—powerfully presents the heartbreak of attempted escape, the sorrow of failure, and the triumph of liberation. Through dramatic movement and song, The Secrets of Slave Songs explores the complicated, intertwined relationships between white Americans and African slaves as the origin of continued complex relationships between white and black Americans.

Slave Songs Excerpts from Karen L. Charles on Vimeo.

What:    The Secrets of Slave Songs
Who:     Threads Dance Project
Where:  The O'Shaughnessy
Cost:     $27/$23/$19 (additional fees may apply) Discounts for Students, Seniors, St. Kate Faculty, Staff & Alumnae, MPR/TPT Members, and Military personnel available.

Reservations for the school matinee Friday, Feb. 24, 10am are available now.

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