This April, for the first time ever, Whitman College Department of Theatre and Dance will bring the dance program’s Spring Studio Series to Harper Joy Theatre’s black box for three different experimental performances by Kristopher K.Q. Pourzal (New York), Anna Martine Whitehead (Chicago), and Heather Kravas (Seattle) on April 5th, 6th, and 7th at 8 p.m. Whitman students will kick off each performance with material developed in workshops conducted during the week, and Nina Lerman, Lisa Uddin, and Tia Kramer will each lead one of three distinct post-performance discussions. I encourage you to attend one (or all three!) of these performances as they culminate an exciting week of collaborative creation, experimental performance, and critical dialogue.
Anna Martine Whitehead
Notes on Territory
Performance on Friday April 6 at 8 p.m.
Freimann Studio Theatre (black box)
Discussion lead by Lisa Uddin
Notes on Territory is a solo movement performance within the frame of a
PowerPoint presentation. Using video, sound installation, text and language-play,
in addition to set choreography and improvised movement, Notes on Territory
makes connections between gothic cathedrals, colonial fortresses, U.S. public
housing, and prisons.
Anna Martine Whitehead is a transdisciplinary artist interested in a body’s
presence before its arrival. They have been presented by venues across North
America and Europe, and contributed significantly to projects by Onye Ozuzu,
Jefferson Pinder, taisha paggett, Every house has a door, Keith Hennessy, and
Julien Prévieux, among others. Martine has written for Art21 Magazine, C
Magazine, Art Practical, and contributed chapters to a range of publications
including Meanings and Makings of Queer Dance (Oxford, 2017).
She is a recent grant recipient of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts and the
author of TREASURE | My Black Rupture (Thread Makes Blanket, 2016). They
teach, make, and build in Chicago. Find out more at annamartine.com.