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Date & Time
Saturday, May 11 at 7:30 pm8:30 pm
Admission
Free; no reservations required.
Venue
Dance Studio 202 at the Rubenstein Arts Center
Description

They Do Not Know Harlem is an exploration of home through racial and queer identities. As we traverse through the constructs of home, we are called on by the voice of the transatlantic commuter and the seer who has seen much, James Arthur Baldwin.

In this immersive performance art piece, Tristan André Parks performs a conjuring  through song, through dance, and through proclamation. We migrate from the depths of the Dirrrrrty South—Tennessee, Arkansas and North Carolina—all the way to that promise land, “Saturday night in Harlem, ahhhh everything’s alright.” 

We ask that you join us for this open-to-the-public declaration/proclamation at Ruby so that we may shape our story collectively.

Directed by Kathy Hunter-Williams Griot/Vocalist: Brentton Harrison
Percussion/Vocalist: Aarik Duncan
Alto Saxophonist: Lance Garrett
Lighting Designer: Lisa Suzanne
Sound Designer: Brentton Harrison and Derek Graham
Producers: JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell and Lisa Suzanne
Opening night communion sponsored by East Durham’s Piri Food.
See a preview of the performance.

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