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Notes on Territory

  • Jam Handy 2900 East Grand Boulevard Detroit, MI, 48202 United States (map)

Notes on Territory, a performance lecture on the history of containment architecture and embodied freedom practices. Territory is a movement-journey from Gothic cathedrals to slave dungeons to modern prisons to public housing and uses technologies such as the cross, the dome, the siteplan, and the chalk outline as temporal guideposts.

Anna Martine Whitehead is a Chicago-based artist who uses movement and language to practice escaping planet Earth. Her work has been presented at venues across North America and Europe, including Velocity Dance Center, Watts Towers Art Center, Chicago Cultural Center, AUNTS, Pieter, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, homeLA, CounterPulse, and the Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics. She develops her craft by working in close collaboration with Onye Ozuzu, Jefferson Pinder, taisha paggett, Thomas Teurlai, Every house has a door, Keith Hennessy, BodyCartography Project, Julien Prévieux, Jesse Hewit, and the Prison + Neighborhood Art Project, among others. Whitehead has written about blackness, queerness, and bodies in action for Art21 Magazine, C Magazine, Frieze, and Art Practical and contributed chapters to a range of publications, most recently Meanings and Makings of Queer Dance (Oxford, 2017).

Presented by Daring Dances with additional support from University of Michigan partners, including the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance (SMTD); the Institute for the Humanities; SMTD Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and the Department of Women Studies; and the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies.

Earlier Event: March 3
Choreographing Black Space in Detroit
Later Event: March 16
Notes on Territory