Alabama Dance Festival + ASC Presents Alabama Dance Festival: Raw Fruit
KM Dance Project is a New Orleans-based dance company presenting progressive choreography and innovative multi-disciplinary works that lie at the intersection of dance-theater and social justice. Co-presented by the Alys Stephens Center and the Alabama Dance Festival, KMDP brings the evening-length work Raw Fruit to the Jemison Concert Hall, a multidisciplinary collection of stories that reveal the essence of ancestral values that have been woven into the cultural fabric of Black folks’ lives. Steeped in New Orleans culture, Raw Fruit takes time to honor the histories of African American women who have always been responsible for holding space for others, rarely receiving the opportunity to be held.
7:00 PM: Harvesting Healing is a Raw Fruit pre-show interactive experience that begins as soon as the audience enters the installation space and prepares participants for the performance. Combining food and fellowship, the audience is immersed in activities including an altar to honor ancestors, a tree to adorn with family names, and writing stations to send messages to ancestors and future generations. There is also a ten minute film that includes a short documentary featuring the ensemble and cinematic highlights from the stage performance.
Alabama Dance Festival Schedule at the ASC:
Saturday, January 20, 5:30 – 6:45 pm, Sirote Theatre
Alabama Screendance Festival (Tickets are available for purchase in-person at the ASC an hour before this event.)
Saturday, January 20, 7:00 – 7:45 pm, ASC Lower Lobby and Sirote Theatre
Free Pre-show event and reception: Harvesting Fruit
Saturday, January 20, 8:00 – 9:30 pm, Jemison Concert Hall
KM Dance Project presents Raw Fruit with Q&A following the performance
Ticket prices: $25 – General Public // $10 – Students
Group Discounts are available, please contact Guest Services to purchase.
Tickets are valid for performance date and time only.
No refunds. Exchanges are subject to availability.
Late seating at the discretion of house management.
All performances are subject to change.
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