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Grounds That Shout! (and others merely shaking) at Church of the Advocate

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Church of the Advocate

1801 Diamond Street

Philadelphia, PA 19121

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Featuring:

  • Reggie Wilson and Fist and Heel Performance Group performing a new iteration of …they stood shaking while others began to shout.
  • Performances by Germaine Ingram and David Brick.

Wilson’s critically acclaimed … they stood shaking while others began to shout is informed by his research of the Black Shakers, including religious leader and activist Mother Rebecca Cox Jackson. This new iteration of the work is developed in response to the history of movement-building at Church of the Advocate, following a two-week residency at the local landmark.


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GROUNDS THAT SHOUT

This performance is part of Grounds That Shout! (and others merely shaking), presented in partnership with Partners for Sacred Places, Philadelphia Contemporary and Danspace Project (NYC). Curated by award-winning choreographer Reggie Wilson, this series of performances explores relationships and connections between religion, movement, race, and the body with a focus on the African American religious experience within the specific context of Philadelphia’s historic sacred spaces.

Support for Grounds That Shout! (and others merely shaking) has been provided to Partners for Sacred Places by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

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Reggie Wilson is Director and Choreographer of Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group. His work draws from cultures of Africans in the Americas combined with post-modern elements and his own personal movement style creating what he often refers to as "post-African/Neo-HooDoo Modern dances." He has lectured, taught and conducted workshops and community projects, and had his work presented nationally and internationally. Wilson is the recipient of numerous awards, a selection are the Minnesota Dance Alliance's McKnight National Fellowship (2000-2001), 2002 BESSIE (The New York Dance and Performance Award), 2002 John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, 2009 United States Artists Prudential Fellow, 2009 Herb Alpert Award in Dance, 2012 Doris Duke Performing Artist Award and Wesleyan University’s Creative Campus Fellow, 2012 Joyce Foundation Award for Moses(es). His critically acclaimed work CITIZEN, premiered 2016 (FringeArts – World; BAM NextWave 2016 – NYC). Most recently, Wilson was curator of Danspace Project’s Dancing Platform Praying Grounds: Blackness, Churches, and Downtown Dance (Platform 2018).

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OTHER EVENTS

Also as part of Grounds that Shout!, processions between three Society Hill sacred spaces bring together performances by Philadelphia-based artists (Lela Aisha Jones | Flyground, Meg Foley, Almanac Dance Circus Theatre and Tania Isaac) that highlight both the broad narrative history of these sites and their present-day status in a rapidly changing city. Details and tickets for the procession performances are available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/procession-grounds-that-shout-and-others-merely-shaking-tickets-59524790250

In addition to the performances, free public conversations will offer further insight into the process and thinking behind the series:

1. How Did We Get Here? | Arriving at Grounds That Shout! (and others merely shaking)
Friday, May 3 at 3pm
2.In Observance | Blackness within Ethnographic, Liturgical and Movement Practices
Monday, May 6 at 6pm
3. Rights, Rites and Ashes: Public Remembering on Lenape Land
Tuesday, May 7 at 6pm

For full schedule and details, please visit:
http://philadelphiacontemporary.org/grounds-that-shout/

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IMAGE: Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group, …they stood shaking while others began to shout at Danspace Project, 2018. Photo by Ian Douglas, courtesy of Danspace Project (NYC).

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