Date(s) & Time(s): Saturday May 30, 6:00 PM
Sunday May 31, 5:00 PM
Duration: 60 minutes without intermission
Early Bird: $12
At the Door: $25
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Production CreditsChoreographer: Stephanie Hewett
Funded in part by: Supported by Dancer's Group and the Dresher Ensemble Artist Residency program.
(E)cho (Q)ueue is an interdisciplinary performance which aims to reclaim techno as a Black American invention by dissecting the compositional architecture of the music as it communes with the Black body’s response to its rhythms. The goal in presenting a cathartic union between techno and the Black dancing body is to reinforce the music’s Black foundation despite its misplaced proximity to whiteness.Biographies
jose e. abad (dancer)
jose e abad is a queer social practice performance artist exploring queer futurity through an intersectional lens. Using dance, storytelling, and ritual, abad’s work unearths lost histories, memories, and wisdom that are held within the body that the mind has forgotten or dominant culture has erased. jose has performed solo and collaborative works nationally and internationally with companies and artists including Joanna Haigood, Keith Hennessy, Scott Wells, Anne Bluethenthal & Dancers, NAKA Dance Theatre, Seth Eisen, Brontez Purnell Dance Company, Alleluia Panis, and Detour Dance. jose is also a founding company member of ChE’s #DignityInProcess project which is an artistic response to the Black Lives Matter movement that utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to art activism, performance, and community engagement through an afro-indigenous lens.
Stephanie Hewett (Choreographer)
Stephanie Hewett is a choreographer, movement researcher, DJ, performer, and teacher from the Bronx, New York (Lenape territory). She is a graduate of Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and the Performing Arts and has studied at the Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. She holds an MFA in Dance from Mills College and is currently deeply immersed in learning production software and producing various forms of electronic music. Hewett's performance work aims to highlight fluid identities and reimagines the future as a site of rebirth. Current movement-based research entails navigating performance through injury, pleasure frequencies, dance floor exorcisms, Detroit techno, and discovering ancestral vestiges in the body. Hewett DJ's under the moniker, Madre Gitana.