Brownbody: Tracing Sacred Steps (excerpt)
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Brownbody: Tracing Sacred Steps (excerpt)

Deneane Richburg of Brownbody in rehearsal. Photo: Alice Gebura

Twin Cities–based ensemble Brownbody, known for “breaking down cultural barriers in figure skating” (Blavity), presents an excerpt of their compelling new work Tracing Sacred Steps. Black social dances from centuries of slavery in America—including buck and wing dances and jigs—are translated to the ice, telling a vital story of resilience, resistance, and unity that continues to resonate today.

Free tickets to Brownbody’s performance are available on-site (Breck School/Anderson Ice Arena or Charles M. Schulz Highland Arena) one hour before each program. Shows are followed by a 30-minute facilitated discussion with the artists.

Presented in conjunction with Le Patin Libre’s Vertical Influences, copresented with Northrop. Join us at the rink to experience two unique perspectives of contemporary performance on ice. Tickets to the Le Patin Libre performances are available here.

Warm coats, hats, and gloves are highly recommended.

Copresented by Northrop, University of Minnesota