Mélange Dance Company Present's
As part of Loyola University's Feminist Fesitval
Wednesday, March 15 and Thursday, March 16 | 7:30 pm
Mélange Dance Company's HerStory, a timely, exciting, and original production, returns as the fight for gender equality continues! Join us immediately after the show for a 'talk back' with the cast, creators, and Board of Directors to explore the themes presented.
Conceptualized and choreographed by Monica Ordoñez, HerStory reflects on the progress we have made because of women who dared to persist and not be silenced. We honor our founding mothers and the platform they created for the quest for equality, journeying through the three waves of feminism to bring monumental moments in 'herstory' to life. Watch the layers unfold as we portray the struggles and triumphs faced throughout the decades in a dynamic series of movement matched with time period costuming, music, and film. Our passionate dancers wear many hats, bringing to life key figures, including the unyielding Suffragists, our own NOLA Sazerac Stormers, the role reversing Rosie the Riveters, groovy 'bra burners’ who fought to pass legislation to secure women's rights, and more. Of course, we now emphasize the strength of a modern new wave that will break that glass ceiling. Our encore presentation of HerStory presents new choreography which further investigates themes associated with social equality and highlights the formation of an exciting new movement for justice. After all, 'women's rights are human rights', and 'there is no true peace without justice and equity for all'! Experience our unique production that is moving, celebratory, thought provoking, hilarious, provocative, and certainly healing.
HerStory audiences rated their experience a 4.9 out of 5 and called the show “Amazing!”, a “Great and relevant performance”, and “Extremely inspiring and enlightening”!
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