A Study in Rhyme & Song: Then There Were None

December 11, 2016 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
High Concept Labs at Mana Contemporary Chicago
2233 S Throop St
Chicago, IL 60608
$10 General Admission, $5 for students and seniors, free for children under 12

Caroline Spiker, 2016

Caroline Spiker, 2016

A Study in Rhyme & Song: Then There Were None by Sponsored Artist Sadie Woods surveys the performance of identity through the lens of children’s rhymes and songs. The performative sound installation offers a critical perspective on notions of progress, living in a post-racial nation, and identity-based politics.

Pulling from the Minstrel show tunes “Ten Little Nigger Boys” and “Ten Little Injuns”, A Study in Rhyme & Song confronts the history of propaganda in education and entertainment. Sound recordings and audio collages are played while concurrent choreographed movement explores themes of the school-to-prison pipeline, gun culture in America and social justice hashtags, masculinity and queer culture, and comic relief.

Featuring performers Omari Ferrell, Tyran Freeman, Osiris Khepera, Erick McGee, and Sean James William Parris. Choreography by Ricardo Gamboa.

This event is ADA accessible.