Sunday January, 21st, doors at 4:15, show at 4:45 PM
Hildreth House, 13 Ayer Road, Harvard, MA 01451
Solo Square Dance is a one-person percussive dance show created and performed by Nic Gareiss commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Irish Dance Halls Act which banned citizens from dancing in homes. The show features new pieces inspired by this and other such dance bans, including the Elmore City, OK dancing ban that inspired the film Footloose and the most recently lifted dancing ban in Pound, VA (only lifted in 1999!) which required that dancing permits not be granted "to anyone who is not a proper person, nor to a person who is not a person of good moral character". The 60-minute show, set in houses, explores the dialectic of public/private life and probes the subversive power of dancing+sounding bodies, recasting percussive dance as a vehicle of liberation and social transformation.
Coffee will be provided, please bring a dessert to share.