This is a past event. Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 5:00pm 7:00pm
Reed College Greenwood Theater 203 S.E. Woodstock Blvd., Portland, OR 97202
Diaspora Dance Theater presents Uprise, an evening of choreographic premiers by Oluyinka Akinjiola, Michael Galen and Jamie Minkus, with musical guest Amenta Abioto. Uprise features a body of choreographic works addressing power, oppression and community. Inspired by Angela Davis’s desire to see liberation movements become intersectional, we are bringing expression to the many ways race, class, culture and history influence power. Funding and support from the Regional Arts and Culture Council, the Oregon Arts Commission and Reed College.
“There is a reclaiming of power when we value aesthetics from the African Diaspora. Our bodies and our stories are inseparably political.” -
Oluyinka Akinjiola, Artistic Director
Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance for silent auction and seating.