The O'Shaughnessy Dance Cohort

TU Dance: THREAT

Friday, Apr 26 - Saturday, Apr 27
$5 - $40
The approximate run time is 60 minutes with no intermission. 

THREAT is a concert dance theater work that aims to provoke an interrogation of the roles we play as individuals and community in hierarchies. The work posits that hierarchies have the power to control our behavior and infiltrate our thoughts, even when no authority is present to enforce the rules. Using a physical language and soundscape that fuses multicultural traditions and styles of the West and the African Diaspora, this social exploration invites audiences into a modern narrative that speaks to the universal experience of authority, obedience, and rebellion. As a performance, THREAT employs multifaceted contemporary movement and theatricality that is bathed in an eclectic and evocative original score and set design. It is a work where orchestral strings, djembe drum, and spoken word bump into soundbites of Malcolm X, Jamaica Kincaid, Donald Trump and Fidel Castro — where new and old flags hang, representing freedom and control, safety and danger.

*For patrons who would like to control the volume of their listening experience, assistive listening devices and sensory ear plugs are available upon request at the Ticket Office. More info at: https://oshag.stkate.edu/about-the-oshaughnessy/tickets/

FULL PERFORMANCE LISTING

  • Friday, April 26
    Doors: 7pm // Show: 7:30pm
  • Saturday, April 27
    Doors: 7pm // Show: 7:30pm
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