february, 2024

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03feb7:30 pmFly on a Wall presents Perlizbeth De Leon's Big Show: In This Country

Event Details

Fly on a Wall Presents Their Second Annual Big Show Recipient, Perlizbeth De Leon, and her work In This Country. 

WHEN:

Saturday Feb 3rd @ 7:30pm

Sunday Feb 4th @ 2pm

WHERE:

Moving in the Spirit

1458 La France Street NE

Atlanta, GA 30307

COST: 

$25 per ticket

Students Only Discount: use code “STUDENTS” for a $15 ticket

Know Before You Go:

-refreshments available by donation

-restrooms available

-run time of show: 50 minutes with a 10 minute intermission

-no refunds or exchanges at this time

Perlizbeth says In This Country is a dance work based on her own experiences growing up as a Filipino American and not knowing who she was or what her culture was. She recalls being a 5 year old in kindergarten and drawing what she thought was a self portrait, only to be surprised when her teacher told her that she had had the skin color and hair color wrong, and that her eyes were not blue. In her mind she perceived herself as being the same as everyone else around her.  She describes this as a formative moment in childhood that began her questioning of  who she was in the world. “That’s just one instance, there’s so many instances especially as a minority in America, it’s like Who am I? Where do I fit in? and that’s really the jist of In This Country. Where do we belong in this country? Who are we in this country? What are our goals and dreams in this country? and what are our roadblocks in this country?”

 

The evening length dance work hones in on the casts backgrounds and identities. “I can relate to them as who I am, but I wanted them to show their place and how they feel and what they are searching for in this country.” Perlizbeth describes the work as a lot of solo development for each dancer, with moments of relationality of those identities. “There’s a lot of coming together and coming apart, and seeing each other and not seeing each other. I think the work show’s that as an individual we can only handle so much, but coming together we can hold so much more, we can hold so much more space”

Time

(Saturday) 7:30 pm

Location

Moving in the Spirit

1458 La France St NE, Atlanta, GA

Organizer

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