Solo Performance Written & Performed: Salomé Egas Directed by Brennan O'Rourke Tang Teaching Museum April 6, 2019
How do identity and ancestry inform our creative work? How can performance art be used as a medium for cultural revitalization, community empowerment and social justice advocacy? What are the untapped resources we hold within ourselves? Using the lens of dance, these are some of the questions this festival will invite us to explore. In Our Own Bodies will include workshops and performances by Dancing Earth, Urban Bush Women and Skidmore Alumna Salomé Egas ’14. These guest artists will share their impactful performance work with the Skidmore Community, and will facilitate conversations and movement-based activities designed to bring forth the memory, knowledge and creative potential that is already present in our own bodies. This is an Intergroup Relations (IGR) Independent study led by Cinthia Duran Larrea ’19 in collaboration with Julia Gillis ’19, Stuti Bagri ’21, Sarah Maacha ’19 and Dejon Bunn ’19, with support from the Tang Teaching Museum and The Office of Student Diversity Programs (OSDP).