Apr 20 - Apr 21, 2020 (Wilmington, NC)

Wideman Davis Dance

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Wideman Davis Dance: Migratuse Ataraxia

Wilson Center
703 North Third Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

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Migratuse: Migrated, departed, to have gone away, having been changed,
and the habitual patterns of moving from one place to another

Ataraxia: Calmness or a peace of mind, emotional tranquility

Wideman Davis Dance moves audiences through the dances they create and perform, dialogues they lead, research they conduct, and movement experiences they share. They invite audiences and communities to engage: With ideas. With history. With the world around us. With honesty.

The Wilson Center will present Migratuse Ataraxia, a site-specific multi-media performance and curated dinner that centers black experience and embodiment in southern antebellum domestic spaces. Directors of Wideman Davis Dance, Tanya Wideman-Davis and Thaddeus Davis, have collaborated with visual artist Michaela Pilar Brown, dramaturg Gina Kohler, culinary anthropologist, and scholar Myron Beasley to challenge traditionally white antebellum domestic spaces and reimagine the historical presence of black servitude and bondage.