Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


  • Move
  • Film
  • 14:30-15:43
  • Spencer Museum of Art
  • Host: Ermal Garinger Academic Resource Center (EGARC), KU Libraries, Center for Global and International Studies, Economics, University Honors Program
Event Description
“Move” is about world-renowned dance choreographers Kevin Lega Jeff and Gary Abbott and their inspiring Chicago-based contemporary Afro-American dance company ‘Deeply Rooted Dance Theater.’ Set to the contemplative music of Wynton Marsalis the film follows the group during a winter tour allowing us to peer into the intimate world of the dancers and the spiritual and emotional nature of the artistic process. As the grass roots company struggles to finance the tour, issues of gender identity in dance, race dynamics in a mixed-race company, and politics are explored in a fresh and powerful new way.