Thurs-Sat | November 7-9, 2019
Fist and Heel Performance Group
"A remarkable work that flows seamlessly from start to finish."
-The New York Times
Reggie Wilson returns to White Bird Uncaged with a compelling new full-evening work POWER. The Mission of his Fist and Heel Performance Group is to research, create, and perform work that reflects the spiritual and day-to-day contributions of Africa and its Diaspora. POWER builds on the early evolution of African American spiritual worship and shout traditions by re-imaging what the practices of Black Shakers could have looked like.
Thurs-sat | Nov 7-9 | 8pm
Lincoln hall, pORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY
For more information on the company, visit www.fistandheelperformancegroup.org
Run time: 60 min, no intermission
Arts for All tickets available 1hr prior at Lincoln Hall with valid Oregon Trail Card
What the press is saying:
"Mr. Wilson explores the intersection of worship and dance with poetic imagination. Within the frame of postmodern dance — and with a heady mix of spirituals, contemporary music and field recordings — he produces a remarkable work that flows seamlessly from start to finish... Read more" -The New York Times
"Wilson creates a language that is both plain and heartfelt... Read more" - Berkshire on Stage
"I had heard about black Quakers because of their involvement with the Underground Railroad and abolition, but it hadn't occurred to me that there might be black Shakers," -Reggie Wilson, in an interview with Times Union... read more.