Institute for Advanced Study, Northrop, and University Honors Program Present

Identities and Creative Processes

Featuring LaTasha Barnes and Gaby Cook, members of "Swing Out"
Past event
Oct 08, 2020

Swing Out is a captivating stage presentation with artists in residence at Northrop in Fall 2020 in anticipation of a Fall 2021 performance. The production celebrates the passion and power of the African-American born dance form—the Lindy Hop, which started in the community of Harlem, but swept the globe. The re-popularization of Swing Dance in the 1990s significantly altered the representation of African-Americans in the art form, while the cultural values held within the dance moved beyond to create a global community. Swing Out brings together a cast of performers who inhabit many roles within the art form; as such it is a model for how people with potentially polarized identities can communicate and collaborate. Swing Out members LaTasha Barnes and Gaby Cook will discuss the artistic process of creating the performance.

Part of a Series

Spotlight Series 2020-21 Polarization and Identities