Tuesday, November 19, 2013

UAA dance concert explores violence toward women - November 22, 23, and 24

UAA Dance Ensemble and Alumni present, "Sleying the Reed: A Movement Mediation on Women & Violence" directed by Prof. Katherine Kramer, UAA Department of Theatre and Dance. This work explores violence toward women through the medium of dance.

"Sleying the reed..." is a term used in weaving to describe pulling threads through the part of the loom called a reed.

Day: Fridays, Saturdays, & Sunday, November 22, 23, 24
Time: 8:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 6:00 p.m. Sunday
Place: UAA Harper Studio Theatre, Fine Arts Bldg., Room 129
Admission: $14 general/$10 student

The director, Prof. Kramer, was moved to address this issue artistically after reading Half the Sky by Nicolas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.

The event will also offer a local perspective on the issue of violence against women and provide information on resources and services available to women who victims of violence. On selected nights, there will be short "talk-back" sessions to encourage a community dialogue.

For more information, contact Andrea Lee Miller at 786-1766.