Claudia Rankine and Will Rawls What Remains

Claudia Rankine and Will Rawls: What Remains

“While ‘surveillance’ might conjure images of security cameras, cellphones and other machines, What Remains considers less concrete, more culturally ingrained kinds of surveillance that shape and have shaped the Black American experience.” The New York Times

Presented as part The Sharon Disney Lund Dance Program

REDCAT is pleased to present What Remains, a collaboration between world-renowned poet and MacArthur Fellow Claudia Rankine and choreographer and Guggenheim Fellow Will Rawls. Through movement and voice, four performers invite us across the threshold of a historical void produced by anti-Blackness and respond to violence and disappearance with a resonant, ghostly chorus. Inspired by Rankine’s texts on racial violence—Citizen (2014) and Don’t Let Me Be Lonely (2004)—the result is a performance at the edge of dance and poetry that meets and challenges the erasure of Black citizens with its own immersive disturbances. What Remains premiered at Danspace Project (NYC) in 2018 and has been presented at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Yale Repertory Theatre, and Walker Art Center.

Will Rawls is a 2021 recipient of The Herb Alpert Award in the Arts in Dance.

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THU 12/9
8:30 pm
FRI 12/10
8:30 pm
SAT 12/11
8:30 pm

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