Two performances by Sarah Dahnke were choreographed based on the artist’s conversations with incarcerated people.
A Studio in the Woods resident Sarah Dahnke presents two work-in-progress performances from her Dances for Solidarity project. Over the past two and a half years, Dahnke has worked with incarcerated people to choreograph dance sequences to be performed outside prison walls, challenging the physical boundaries of our penal system. The performances in New Orleans feature a core group of formerly incarcerated women.
On May 9, a performance takes place at the Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University. On May 10, a performance takes place on the corner of Press and Royal Streets, the site of Homer Plessy’s arrest. Both performances begin at 7 pm. These events are free and open to the public.