Pro Arts Collective and Dance Umbrella Present
Gesel Mason Performance Projects
Women, Sex, and Desire:
Sometimes You Feel Like a Ho, Sometimes You Don't
June 8th & 9th
501 W. 3rd Street
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Women, Sex, and Desire: Sometimes You Feel Like a Ho, Sometimes You Don't is a multi-media performance/discussion that examines how women navigate sex, desire, choice, and perception. Dance, personal stories and video imagery combine to tackle powerful personal and political issues under discussion nationwide. Women, Sex, and Desire challenges our cultural programming, examines our belief systems, and reflects the struggle, humor, and pleasure we encounter as sexual beings, in an effort to empower ourselves and inform our sexual choices, whatever they may be.
The piece runs approximately 80 minutes long with no intermission. The performance is preceded by a discussion group for invited guests and will be followed by a discussion open to all audience members and participants.
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Women, Sex & Desire: Sometimes You Feel Like a Ho, Sometimes You Don't (WSD) was originally commissioned by Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and is a National Performance Network Creation Fund sponsored by Dance Umbrella in partnership with Dance Place, Joyce Soho, ProArts Collective and NPN. The Creation Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). The restructuring of Women, Sex & Desire was created during a residency provided by The Joyce Theater Foundation, New York City, with major support from The Rockefeller Foundation's NYC Cultural Innovation Fund and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Additional support was provided by the University of Maryland's School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, United States Artists, Mason/Rhynes Productions and generous individual donations by Quentin Adams, Andrea Assaf, Martha Brantley, Elsa Barkley Brown, Sharon Blake, Carmen Boston, Cherie Frasier Cain, Nike Carstarphen, Marie Cooke and Russ Kolbert, Stephanie Crawley, Don C. DuBose, Thoyd Ellis, Tauna Hunter, Morgan Jenness, Elizabeth Johnson, Darrell Jones, Lela Aisha Jones/FlyGround, Rebecca Ellis Landix, Ralph S. Lemon, Toni Asante Lightfoot, Andrea Mason, Wesley McNair, Vicki Meek, Lisa Mendez, Margo Miller, Michael A Mullikin, Okwui Okpokwasili, Carla Perlo, Robert Perry, Plakos, Katherine Profeta, Regina H Quillens, Margaret Riddle, Elliot Rosen and Sharon Cohen, Karnel R Walker and Joan Nicholas-Walker, Septime Webre, and Marla Zipin.
Dance Umbrella is a NPN partner of the National Performance Network (NPN). This project is made possible in part by support from the NPN Performance Residency Program. Major contributors include the Doris duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For more information: www.npnweb.org. Support for this presentation has also been provided by City of Austin, by Mid-America Arts Alliance with generous underwriting by the National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts, and foundations, corporations and individuals throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.