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:
Lauren D. Chavez
and other guest musicians
The Tea Dancers, Natta Haotzima and Mayra Enriquez
Alcatraz Island, San Francisco
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.