M.F.A. Dance at the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum

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M.F.A. Dance at the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum

Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center

Odori no Omiya Jima
Thesis Performance and Installation by M.F.A. dance graduate student Shawny Evangelista
Thursday, June 9, 2022 - Live Performance
7:30 pm

Friday, June 10 - 19, 2022 - Installation
Tuesday - Sunday at 12 -5 pm
Thursday at 12 – 8 pm

Odori no Omiya Jima is a somatic embodied practice that shares stories of origin, indictments of nationalism and war, histories of atrocity and resistance, and most importantly a call for peace through movement and aesthetics while also exploring the implications that language usage and naming/labeling can yield. Shawny Evangelista’s thesis project functions as an opportunity to project light and warmth to the lands and waters that have been expropriated within the Pacific. Recognizing how the fight for decolonization, clean water, and self-determination in the Pacific reflects local issues of gentrification and social injustice, Odori no Omiya Jima questions how cultural memories and identities are transmitted through action alongside the contested role of public space in the perpetuation of harmful agendas, premised on settler colonial ideologies, and attendant human rights violations in local policy.

Masks required at all times. General public: Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster required.

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M.F.A. Dance at the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum
  • 7916 Williamson Road
  • Roanoke, VA 24019
  • to
  • Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University
  • Free
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday