On Board(hers): Open rehearsal #2
60 Cleveland Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215
Beeler Gallery presents On Board(hers), an all-women dance performance based on the recorded voices of 15 female immigrants’ testimonies and choreographed by Lucille Toth, Assistant Professor of French at The Ohio State University Newark campus. This is the second of two open rehearsals for the performance (an earlier rehearsal was held in December 2018), and will be followed by a Q&A with the performers. Lucille Toth’s project On Board(hers) is in collaboration with Stonewall Columbus. The event is free and open to the public.
As a non-verbal form of communication, dance challenges the idea of borders on different levels (political, geographical, historical and aesthetic). On Board(hers) will foreground a collection of gestures that embody unique experiences of migration. Representing different ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, socio-economic statuses and levels of education, the repetitive-structured piece will create a 40-minute long choreography that hints at stories of women who are at the mercy of contemporary immigration policies, while underlining the fortitude of women’s work, humor, and solidarity. On Board(hers) will allow participants and audiences to explore how global mobility is gendered.
Attuned to the notion of mobility and movement, Open Rehearsal #1 took place in the atrium of Beeler Gallery.
Open Rehearsal #2 will move into the empty gallery on March 28 after our current Season One.