Dance Workshop "Eyes on the WatchTower"

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Date: April 8, 2023 View Recurrence Dates
Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. , 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Location: Allesee Dance Theatre
4841 Cass
Detroit, MI
Category: Show/Exhibition

About the Show

Eyes on the WatchTower explores the nuances of digital surveillance and community tracking in an evening-length performance. Through the use of multimedia design and movement, the company plays directly with techno-human relationships, asking: What are you looking for? Who are you looking at? Where are you looking? Who is controlling the narrative? The show is inspired by the WDET podcast Tracked and Traced, which examines the real world impact of surveillance technology on individual daily life, Detroit communities, and society at-large. Eyes on the WatchTower moves through the pernicious effects of surveillance technologies and playfully investigates the promiscuity of digital and physical bodies. Performers take audiences down the techno-mediated rabbit hole and into the world of digital surveillance, but it also examines if, how, and with whom we might imagine modes of tracking that make us feel safe.

About Dance Workshop

Dance Workshop is a student-led dance-theatre collective advised and mentored by Jessica Rajko. Throughout the semester students commit to a real time experience of running a professional collective. From self producing an evening length show to administrative duties such as fundraising, outreach, marketing and publicity. In addition to all members performing, students can audition to choreograph on the group as well as take on various leadership roles. All members will be an integral and collective part of creating the season.
April 2023