Comanche: Hero Complexities–Gala Premiere Sept 22, 2017

Comanche

COMANCHE: HERO COMPLEXITIES

 

by Duane Cyrus and Theatre of Movement

Performance Premiere Date: Sept 22, 7pm

UNCG Auditorium 402 Tate St Greensboro

 

Comanche: Hero Complexities is a multidisciplinary work created by Duane Cyrus and Theatre of Movement that is inspired by the heroic acts of Charles W. David Jr., a Caribbean American United States Coast Guardsman who lost his life helping to save nearly 100 drowning servicemen in the icy waters off Greenland during World War II. It investigates the possible confluence of questions surrounding themes of rescue, self-sacrifice, and heroism when black male bodies are positioned in contemporary spaces.  What does it mean to be a problem and a savior at the same time? And how do black contemporary bodies simultaneously relate to past acts of heroism while negotiating present-day dilemmas through art? 

 

Comanche: Hero Complexities––Gala Premiere will feature special guest performers and speakers including tap dancer Maurice Chestnut (Bring In ‘Da Noise, Bring In ‘Da Funk) and ballet star Brooklyn Mack who partnered Misty Copeland in Swan Lake at the Kennedy Center. The evening will include works choreographed, directed, or curated by Duane Cyrus in collaboration with local artists Joseph Johnson, Josephus III, and Justin TheBeloved, among others.

 

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Banner image by: ©Mark Wagoner 2017

Other images by: D. Newkirk

Comanche: Hero Complexities in Rehearsal

REHEARSAL IMAGES

RESEARCH IMAGERY ABOUT CHARLES W. DAVID JR