Wed, Dec 08|
Studio 194, Guzzetta Hall
Work-in-Progress Showing: inCOPnegro (Dominic Moore-Dunson)
Join us for a look into Dominic Moore-Dunson's new work inCOPnegro, exploring parenthood, storytelling, and police relations in Black communities.
Time & Location
Dec 08, 2021, 7:00 PM
Studio 194, Guzzetta Hall, 228 E Buchtel Ave, Akron, OH 44325, USA
About the Event
Join us for a work-in-progress showing of inCOPnegro, a new work by choreographer Dominic Moore-Dunson (Akron, OH). inCOPnegro is both an evening-length dance-theatre performance and podcast, which explores the concept of “safety” through the lens of storytelling, parenthood, and police relations in Black communities throughout America.
The creation of inCOPnegro has been shaped by one-on-one interviews between Moore-Dunson and Akron community stakeholders, police officers, and criminal justice workers. At the Work-in-Progress Showing, attendees will be invited to listen to excerpts of select interviews to offer context for the choreography, music, and spoken word.
The all-Black cross-disciplinary cast includes Chris Coles (composer and musician), Moore-Dunson (lead choreographer and dancer), Maya Nicholson (playwright and actor), Kevin Parker, Jr. (assistant choreographer and dancer), and Floco Torres (hip hop musician).
As part of the Work-in-Progress Showing, attendees will receive a coupon to try Moore-Dunson’s ice cream flavor— inCONEnegro —at Chill Artisan Ice Cream. inCONEnegro is a chocolate ice cream with chocolate-covered waffle cone chunks. The ice cream shop is located in Downtown Akron at 209 S Main St Suite 2, Akron, OH 44308.
The finished work is anticipated to premiere at full scale in Winter/Spring 2023. To learn more about inCOPnegro, visit incopnegro.com.