The University of Rochester Program of Dance and Movement will re-stage Blank Placard Dance by Anna Halprin. The piece involves multiple performers (movers and musicians) holding blank protest signs as they weave in a parade-like route highlighting areas of significance. Performers interact with the ‘audience’ (the community) along the way asking “What is Important to You?”. Community members answer the question on post-its that make their way to the back of the blank signs. The responses are shared in a final community art-making celebration.
The route of the action starts near the Ford Street bridge, moves through Lundsford Park in Cornhill, and then moves down Dr. Samuel McRee Way and onto Genesee Street.
Along the way, we will hear from many artists and poets including Almeta Whitis, Bart White, Jennifer Maloney, Lavonne Barfield, Karen Faris, Grace Lynch and more.
The community will also be the most important voice heard!
Originally choreographed by Anna Halprin; restaged by the University of Rochester Program of Dance and Movement with support from the Tamalpa Institute + Rosario Sammartino.
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