BROWN | By murielle elizéon (Culture mill)
CHOREOGRAPHY | murielle elizéon
PERFORMERS | murielle elizéon and guest performer maya noonan
COSTUME AND SET DESIGN | SARAH MARGUIER
"Brown" is a collision with the lingering allure of gender and racial stereotypes. Brown uses personal history to explore heritage, violence against women, loss, vulnerability, and resilience. Brown premieres during the U.N.’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. Parallel to the creation of her solo, Elizéon will partner with professionals in restorative Justice to create community engagement events and movement workshops around the thematics of the piece. This piece is Elizéon’s first solo to be premiered in the U. S. “ As an artist, brown woman, domestic violence survivor and as child missing her deceased/always absent father, i feel the urgency to excavate, to transcend the complexity of this singular story(mine)and to shape it as a immersive performative experience, as an echo chamber, and as a platform for awareness”. Brown is a collaboration with designer Sarah Marguier. Following Brown, audiences are invited to join Murielle Elizéon in a uniquely formatted post-show artist talk facilitated by Val Hanson, director of the Restorative Justice Program at The Dispute Settlement Center in Carrboro, North Carolina.
Brown is a production of Culture Mill.
photography credits | above val hanson / below tim walters
PREMIERE | December 3, 2017 - Durham Independent Dance Artists (DIDA), Season 4 at Monkey Bottom Collaborative: Durham, NC
further shows | December 4, 2017 - Durham Independent Dance Artists (DIDA), Season 4 at Monkey Bottom Collaborative: Durham, NC | March, 2017 - Soirées à Suivre, Compagnie Marie Lenfant, Le Mans, France.
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