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LTU, UDM present 'Ordinary Wars' dance performance Feb. 27

Release Date: February 19, 2014

dance.troupe.web.jpgThe Flatlands Dance Theatre troupe.

The Texas-based Flatlands Dance Theatre will perform “Ordinary Wars,” which explores the personal experiences of American women, on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Mary E. Marburger Science and Engineering Auditorium in LTU’s Science Building.

The performance is free and open to the public.  A reception and audience talk-back session will follow the performance.

Through choreography, Genevieve Durham-DeCesaro, director of dance at Texas Tech University, has re-analyzed social science data from Texas Tech Associate Professor Elizabeth Sharp’s interviews with American women about relationships, being single, marriage, and motherhood. Their collaborative project, “Ordinary Wars,” uses movement, humor, reflection and the spoken word to engage audiences with a breadth of experiences.

The performance is part of the 2014 Women’s and Gender Studies Biennial Jury Art Exhibition, “Trans,” which is running through March 13 at Studio Couture, the LTU exhibit space at 1433 Woodward Avenue in Detroit. This multi-media exhibition highlights creative feminist works that explore topics of transitioning.

The exhibition is co-sponsored by the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at the University of Detroit Mercy and LTU’s College of Architecture and Design.