This story, masterfully blended, examines the origin of objectifying women, some known, but seldom examined so vividly through dance.
Brutally honest art needs sincerity, openness, and complete commitment - mind, body, and soul. But just as important, brutally honest arts needs support. Venturing across the boundaries of comfort is courageous; it is what pushes culture ever forward. But it takes an assemblage of people working together to make this happen: the artists, the audience, and the advocates.
T. Lang Dance was founded in 2006 with the mission of creating dance as a poetic expression, illustrating deep emotion and relevant issues facing women. T. Lang invites the audience into a world that exposes and reflects upon gender issues with depth, honesty, and humor, and angst.
Our newest evening length work is Mother/ Mutha. Mother/ Mutha delves deep into the complexities of American history. Stripping away the veil of shame, Mother/ Mutha reveals the raw emotion and endurance of African women who were forced against their will to breed slaves. This work research literature of the courageous Harriet Jacobs, the sinister Willie Lynch, and the images of the audacious Kara Walker to reveal the unspoken pain and fortitude of the atrocious act of capitalism and power and the haunting affects on the families. This story, masterfully blended, thoroughly examines the origin of objectifying African American women, some known to us all, but seldom examined so vividly and honestly through the lens of dance.
In order to produce this daring and thought provoking work, we need your help! Your donation will help to produce and present this new evening length work. With your support, T. Lang Dance can continue to develop a tradition of presenting ground-breaking work, bringing audiences and art to the verge and beyond.
Your contribution makes it possible for us to:
- Provide wages for all the collaborating artists
- Afford lighting and sound designers for the production
- Afford costumes for the production
- Afford Marketing promotions: posters, video, photography, etc.
We look forward to sharing this project with you!
Video footage was taken at Atlanta Ballet - Michael C. Carlos Centre. Thank you Atlanta Ballet for providing the space for filming this video!
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Feb 21, 2012 - Apr 1, 2012 (40 days)
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For donations at this level, you will receive a personal thank you card from T. Lang Dance!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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For donations at this level, you will receive all of the above and an autographed "Mother/Mutha" photograph of the T. Lang Dance Company! PLUS your name printed in our STAR DONOR section of the "Mother/Mutha" program!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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For donations at this level, you will receive all of the above, plus a flash mob video thank you message from the T. Lang Dance Company!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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For donations at this level, you will receive all of the above and a personal back stage tour led by T. Lang. PLUS a chance to meet the company during a performance of "Mother/Mutha"!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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All of the above plus FOUR complimentary tickets to our June premiere in Atlanta! PLUS a DVD copy of "Mother/Mutha" and an invitation to attend the VIP premiere after party in Atlanta!!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012