EQUATORS (TNMoT AZTRo)
Hartford-based dance company TNMoT AZTRo returns to RAW to debut their short experimental performance film about climate change in marginalized communities.
This one-time screening includes a pre-film talk lead by choreographer, producer and performer Arien Wilkerson at 8:30 PM. The film will follow the talk.
EQUATORS is an exploration of environmental justice as a major form of racial injustice targeting how climate structures like The Arctic Circle, The Tropic of Cancer, The Tropic of Capricorn, The Equator and The Antarctic circle influence expectations for quality of life, order and territory.
The Installation targets how racial divides are manifested in homes, neighborhoods, and geography due to impacts of zoning, segregation and gentrification.
The solo developed and performed by choreographer Arien Wilkerson is a conversation with territory. Wilkerson developed his movement out of the essay “Operation Astra” written by Roland Barthes. The movement connects his form to the climate he is occupying.
EQUATORS also feature seven diagrams developed with designer Darcy St. Onge. The diagrams are maps of order used within the performance installation. The Diagrams represent Black bodies of land and White Bodies of land as well as homes in relationship to Arien and the climate he is occupying.
Director, Choreographer, Producer, Performer: Arien Wilkerson
Co direction and Film shot by: Wojtek Mu and David Borawski.
Edited by: Ari Aztro and Kenneth Reveiz
Cinematography: Wojtek Mu and Brittnay Solem
Photography: Brittnay Solem
Installation designer: David Borawski and Arien Wilkerson
Lighting Designer: Jon-Paul LaRocco, conceptualized by: Arien Wilkerson
Diagrams Designer: Darcy St. Onge & Arien Wilkerson.
Pre-Film Talk begins at 8:30 PM
Directed by Arien Wilkerson
REGULAR ADMISSION: $11
REAL ART WAYS MEMBERS: $6
SENIOR & STUDENT MEMBERS: $5.50
SENIORS (65+): $8
FULL-TIME STUDENTS (WITH ID): $8
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