"Ruptured Silence”: A Dance Performance Presented by Wideman/Davis Dance
Conceived by Tanya Wideman-Davis and Thaddeus Davis, co-artistic directors of Wideman/Davis Dance and assistant professors in the University of South Carolina Dance Program, "Ruptured Silence" is a new media and dance performance that examines contemporary perspectives about the confederate flag, a bygone symbol, and its usage as an intimidation tool. In light of the recent mass murders at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, "Ruptured Silence" provides an opportunity for discourse on racial equality and oppression within our current cultural landscape. As professors and dance professionals Wideman-Davis and Davis seek to illuminate and challenge the order of discriminatory practices through movement. A post-performance question and answer session will follow each "Ruptured Silence" performance.