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Springdances: joyUS Momentum
April 26 - April 29
Joy, heritage, and memory will be embodied in Springdances. Bringing together new works by Dance alumni Dani Kuepper and Kym McDaniel, as well as the introduction of community artist Dawn Springer and LA based dance activist Ana Maria Alvarez, founding Artistic Director of the acclaimed Urban Latin Dance Theater.
Ana Maria Alvarez will be setting an excerpt of her new work joyUS, which reclaims the dominant deficit- based narrative of people of color in this country as being underprivileged, voiceless, powerless, and victimized, and flips it on its head by embodying stories of joy collected from communities of color in South Los Angeles and participants across the country. These stories will be personal truths about the power of hope, faith, and family, the strength of the villages that have raised our children, the wealth that lives in our collective histories of struggle and resistance.
Performances run Thursday-Sunday, 7:30pm
General – $20 Seniors, UWM Faculty and Staff – $15 Students and under 18 – $10 Majors – Free