Open Rehearsal #1: Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 | 6:30 p.m.
Open Rehearsal #2: Thursday, March 28, 2019 | 6:30 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public.
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. Two open rehearsals at Beeler Gallery on Dec. 11, 2018, and March 28, 2019, both followed by a Q&A with the performers and refreshments.
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 will take place in the atrium of Beeler Gallery. Open Rehearsal #2 will move into the empty gallery after our current Season One.
Lucille Toth’s project On Board(hers) is in collaboration with Stonewall Columbus and is funded by a Coca-Cola Critical Difference for Women Research Grant through The Ohio State University.
photo (cover image): Studio Kin
photos (open rehearsal): Ty Wright