Fly | Drown

Jennifer Harge / Harge Dance Stories

Philadelphia + Detroit

Jan 21, 7:00-8:30pm EST with Applied Mechanics

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FLY | DROWN is a dance folktale honoring Black women’s movement towards flight. Set in a post-Great Migration home in Detroit, MI, it is an interwoven story of two characters, elder and nyeusi, moving between the mundane, the majestic, fact, and fable. nyeusi, a Sankofa bird from the ocean (and perhaps elder’s child from another lifetime) has been conjured into the home to teach elder how to find the flight in her flesh.

This work-in-process showing will include the beginning stages of a film documenting the story of the FLY | DROWN performance.

Photo credit: Devin Drake