Safe House: Still Looking, Friends Meeting House, Wilmington, Delaware

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Lerman, Liz
Commissioned by the University of Delaware, "Safe House: Still Looking" used the history of the Underground Railroad (significant to the community of Wilmington) as the point of departure for an exploration of questions of safety and sanctuary from contemporary and historic perspectives. The commission produced both a 40-minute concert dance work with an original score by Ysaye Barnwell that toured in repertory and this site-specific performance at the historic Friends Meeting House, culmination of a six-week residency in Wilmington. Portions of the concert work are interspersed with performances by community members and local professionals, and the audience takes part in singing and dancing as the performance moves outdoors for its final section. Storyteller Jon Spelman (Lerman's husband) also appears. Participating organizations include the Christina Cultural Arts Center and Latin American Community Center. Includes remarks from Liz Lerman and teaching of the final dance and song to the audience at midpoint.For finale, performers and audience move outdoors.Recording includes post-performance interviews with audience, participants, and Dance Exchange artists.
Liz Lerman Dance Exchange; Boyd, Kimberli; DiMuro, Peter; Dwyer, Thomas; Gunshol, Jeffrey; Jourdin, Judith; Lerman, Liz; Pearson, Michelle; Quezada, Rome; Torres, Andy, 1945-; Wattenberg, Bea
Filmed performances
Dance--United States.
Wilmington, Delaware
Liz Lerman Dance Exchange videos
Special Collections in Performing Arts
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Other Identifiers
Catalog Key: LLDX 14-22; Catalog Key: scpa-081706

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