february, 2020

This is a repeating event

08feb7:30 pm9:00 pmThe Georgia Incarceration Performance Project Presents: By Our Hands

Event Details

[The Georgia Incarceration Performance Project] Presents: BY OUR HANDS

By Our Hands is an archives-to-performance collaboration between Spelman College, the University of Georgia, librarians and archivists, students and faculty, professional artists and designers, incarcerated students enrolled in college courses in Georgia-area prisons, and community partners.

Through a compelling collage of scenes collectively devised by the collaborators, we take the audience on a non-linear journey to explore the impact of incarceration and forced labor through dance, theater, spoken word, music, and visual media.

Accompanying this performance is an archival exhibit on incarcerated labor, including historical materials that informed By Our Hand’s creative devising process. Selected pieces were generously donated by UGA’s Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library and the AUC Woodruff Library Archives.

This unique experience will be limited to four shows only. FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Feb. 8th, 7:30p | Feb. 9th, 2:30p
Feb. 15th, 7:30p | Feb. 16th, 2:30p

Baldwin Burroughs Theatre
Spelman College Fine Arts Building
350 Spelman Lane SW
Atlanta, GA 30314

**Production Content Advisory**
This production contains high levels of sensorial stimulation including the use of fog/haze, lighting effects, and scenes depicting physical violence. As this production uses verbatim text and imagery from archival material about Georgia’s carceral history, please be aware that this performance contains strong language, some profanity, imagery, and scenes which may be offensive to some audiences. It may not be suitable for all audiences.

When using GPS navigation systems, the following address will bring you directly to the Spelman entrance: 440 Westview Dr. SW, Atlanta, GA 30310. There are public safety booths located at both gates of the College. Upon your arrival, the public safety officers can inform you of where to park and give other directions and instructions as needed. MARTA: Exit the West End Station and head north on West Whitehall St. toward Glenn St./Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. Turn left at Chapel St. and then take a left onto Spelman Lane.

This venue is wheelchair accessible.


(Saturday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Baldwin Burroughs Theatre

Spelman College Fine Arts Building, 350 Spelman Lane SW, Atlanta, GA 30314


Spelman College Department of Dance Performance and Choreography