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STX Pride: Facing Home Dance Performance
This contemporary dance concert investigates the global impact of Bob Marley’s music and his message—its expression of humanity’s struggle and inspiration toward love, redemption and hope—and the simultaneous, deep-rooted homophobia in Jamaican/West Indian Culture that results in, for many, isolation, the reconstruction of their identities as a means of survival and in many cases a forced exodus from their country.
Bob Marley’s music galvanized generations with sentiments like “Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights” —“I wanna love you and treat you right, I wanna love you everyday and every night” — “Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds – “you can’t run away from yourself” —“Africa unite” —”No woman no cry” — “I say fly away home to zion “ — “Exodus, all right! Movement of Jah people!” — “One love, one heart.”
Choreographers Kevin Ormsby and Chris Walker dig deep into the consciousness and value system that has informed Caribbean identity, Marley’s work and explored movement vocabulary steeped in the cultural nuances of dances of the Caribbean. “FACING HOME” is meant to impact, generate change and ignite the LGBTQ community, it’s supporters, and service workers everywhere it’s performed and beyond. We hope, with this work, to initiate an ongoing conversation with you and provide spaces for the LGBTQ narratives of displacement from home.
ADVANCED TICKET PRICES:
$10.00 Childres & Students (under 18)
$18.00 Senior Citzens (65+)
$25.00 at the door, so please order in advance.
VIP Pass Holders please use your PROMO CODE to receive a discount.