Jessica Emmanuel: ˈkwirē/

Jessica Emmanuel: ˈkwirē/

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Presented as part of The Sharon Disney Lund Dance Series

Friday, March 5, 2021 - 8:30 PM

Saturday, March 6, 2021 - 5:00 PM

Mixing ritualistic and visceral movement, sound, video, and text, Jessica Emmanuel’s new solo dance workˈkwirē/ considers a dystopian world where the majority of historical and ancestral information has been destroyed. The wealthy have left the planet and few humans survived. A dance and sound retrieval system has been created to help us restore our connection to our memories and the history that is stored in our DNA. Guided by Emmanuel’s ancestors, she gathers and collects information, nurtures the soil and roots that are used to restore the earth for those left behind. kwirē/ connects Emmanuel’s history with contemporary culture in a dialogue and reflection on meaning and understanding.


Jessica Emmanuel is a Los Angeles based dancer, choreographer, performance artist, educator and curator. She studied Dance & Choreography at the BOCES Cultural Arts Center in New York and is a graduate of The California Institute of the Arts with a BFA in Performance & Choreography. Jessica is the founder of HumamStages and a co-founder of the theater based artist collective Poor Dog Group. Her work has been presented internationally at the Bootleg Theater, Live Arts Exchange Festival, the New Original Works Festival at REDCAT, Montserrat DTLA, Highways Performance Space, Zoukak Studios (Lebanon), The Getty Villa, Interferences Festival (Romania), Baruch Performing Arts Center, The Curtis R. Preim Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) and The Contemporary Art Museum Santa Barbara. She has choreographed/performed for Poor Dog Group, Heidi Duckler Dance Theater, The MOVEMENT Movement, Ania Catherine, Genevieve Carson, Bryan Reynolds, Paul Outlaw, No)one. Art House and Stacy Dawson Sterns.

General Audience $15, REDCAT Members/Students $12, CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff $8.

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