Reggie Wilson / Fist + Heel Performance Group
October 12, 13 and 14, 2017 • 7:30 p.m.
$30 Regular / $24 Seniors / $10 Columbia College Chicago Students
“Wilson and his dancers beautifully articulate humankind’s desire to belong.” -- Phindie
CITIZEN questions what it means to belong and what it means to not want to belong. The work is inspired by the histories of iconic African-Americans who faced contradictions and irony connected to individuality, anonymity, freedom, and dignity in relation to their civic duties. A provocative dialogue emerges through a series of five intricately woven solos, layered with haunting footage that suspends time and place. Wilson, whose postmodern work embodies elements of blues, folk, and African Diaspora cultures, works down to the marrow in CITIZEN, exposing isolation and the ways in which we make space for our communities and our countries, without sacrificing the authentic sense of self and the legacies of our diverse cultural identities.
Post-Performance Conversation: Thursday, October 12
Pre-Performance Talk: Friday, October 13 at 6:30 p.m.
Sherwood Community Music School recital hall, 1312 S. Michigan Ave.
The Dance Center’s presentation of Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group is funded, in part, by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, as well as the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Illinois Arts Council and the Crane Group.