Saturday, January 11
Birmingham Dance Showcase: Celebrating Our Cultural Perspectives
12:30 pm, Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex Theatre
Be sure to catch this FREE Showcase and discover for yourself the talents and diversity of the Birmingham dance community. Bring the whole family and enjoy Dance Across Birmingham with free community dance classes in the BJCC North Meeting Rooms from 9:00am-5:00pm.
January 20 – 26, 2020
The Alabama Dance Festival and Klein Arts & Culture present
Wideman Davis Dance in Migratuse Ataraxia
7:00pm, Klein-Wallace House, Harpersville, Alabama
Migratuse Ataraxia is a multimedia dance performance that shifts the rules of representation in antebellum domestic spaces to memorialize the lives of enslaved individuals through movement, technology, visual installations, a curated meal, and community dialogue. Performers will lead audience members through a series of vignettes – each staged in a separate room – that de-territorializes each room and challenges notions of freedom and movement through racialized spaces. Performances are January 20-21, and 24-26. Space is limited for each performance. Single tickets will be available in November and priced to include the curated dinner. For more information about how to request tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Migratuse: Migrated, departed, to have gone away, having been changed, and the habitual patterns of moving from one place to another.
Ataraxia: Calmness or a peace of mind, emotional tranquility.
Friday, January 24
Alabama Screendance Festival
8:00pm, Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre, Alabama School of Fine Arts
Announcing an exciting new aspect to the Alabama Dance Festival, the Alabama Screendance Festival! In addition to presenting invited films, we are excited to accept submissions of dance on camera to be considered for presentation.
Saturday, January 25
New Works Concert
8:00 pm, Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre, Alabama School of Fine Arts
Enjoy an afternoon of exciting new works by regional choreographers selected through an adjudication process. This performance is a wonderful opportunity for emerging choreographers and dancers to present their work, and for you to see new ideas presented through dance.
Sunday, January 26
Alabama Dance Showcase
2:30 pm, Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre, Alabama School of Fine Arts
The Showcase rounds out the Festival weekend with performances by schools, studios, companies and colleges across the region.
Tickets for Festival performances (January 24-26) are available through Festival registration packages for dancers and observers. Single ticket sales (separate from Festival packages) will be available closer to show dates.