How To Lose a Mountain, an interactive performance at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

April 3, 2012 at 5:30pm
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Dance Theatre
University of Maryland College Park, MD 20742-1625

Meat, milk, produce and grain; heat for our houses; power to run cars and computers. Behind every product we use lies a story of communities, lands and processes that often exist beyond the scope of our awareness. Could knowing the story behind our “stuff” change our relationship to what we use? Dance Exchange Artistic Director Cassie Meador will explore this question and more in her newest artistic project How To Lose a Mountain. This spring, she will walk 500 miles walk from her home in Washington DC through Maryland and Virginia, into the mountainous coal-mining region of West Virginia. Dance Exchange will engage communities along the way in storytelling and movement workshops to address resources used, distances travelled, and our relationship to our home communities. On April 3, one week before Meador departs on her journey, join Dance Exchange for a performance of work-in-progress excerpts from How To Lose a Mountain as part of the Clarice Smith Center for the Performing Arts Take Five series. During the event, we will launch 500 Miles/500 Stories, an online story-collection platform, and lead an interactive storytelling session.

This is a free event.