This evening program allowed audiences to explore the cell house and witness movement metaphors representative of the history of Alcatraz and current prison realities; moving through emotion and grief with participatory music and dance; and feeling cleansing, purification, and transformation as we viewed bright-burning coals dance in the open air with the San Francisco skyline as our backdrop.


Curated by Lauren D. Chavez

Cell House Dance Theatre Collaborators:

Laurel Butler
Lauren D. Chavez
Amie Dowling
Ava Roy

Musicians:

Ajayi Jackson
Paris King
Paul Rucker
Josh Tower
and other guest musicians

Coals Dance:

The Tea Dancers, Natta Haotzima and Mayra Enriquez

Location:

Alcatraz Island, San Francisco

Dates:

October 23rd, 2011

Alcatraz Cell House Dance Theatre was part of We Players 2011 Alcatraz Series during the company’s three year residency on Alcatraz Island.