LRS World Premier: TimeOut Chicago’s “Critic’s Pick”!

Check out the review from the Dance section of this week’s edition of TimeOut Chicago below! :

“Felicia Holman, Abra Johnson and Meida McNeal premiere their long-gestating portrait of contemporary women of color. Excerpts shown during its two-year creative process have varied broadly, from abstracted dance-theater scenes to direct addresses not far from PowerPoint presentations. There’s potency within this range; it’s as if the trio’s work is fundamentally a tug-of-war between emotional and intellectual investigation. With designs by Jeanne Medina and Chris Nightengale, and costumes by Lindsay Obermeyer.”

***See complete review in this week’s Time Out Chicago***

Next, make your way to 1136 N. Milwaukee tonight at 8p for Opening Night!!

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2 Responses to LRS World Premier: TimeOut Chicago’s “Critic’s Pick”!

  1. stacey g says:

    Just landed back on this planet from the lush geniusness these women have sewn together. It is ‘a show’ for those who tend to be one dimensional and static, but it is a dynamic and steady call to arms for those of us who know about carrying oppression and more importantly those brave enough to return that oppression back to sender.

    To sit in a performance space and hear vibrant women devoid of that canned artificiality so often heard from over functioning, yet somehow still ‘flat’ mainlined/mainstreamed “actresses”, proves the small showcase arena is woefully overdue for Black Voice on Black terms sans apology. Wry, savvy , woeful, riotous, saucy, clever, enchanting all at once, Ladies Ring Shout speaks directly to the deadly gaze of the oppressors and with precise and uncompromising execution dismantles that fetishizing and dares the audience to literally ‘ride or die’
    Ligthers-inna- di-air Meida, Abra and Felicia.

    • Meida Teresa McNeal says:

      Such a beautiful reading of the work! We are so glad to have this baby born and shared with audiences. Even more so to hear LRS has an impact. It’s a testament to the power of the original workshop that kicked this work off in the Summer of 2009. Thank you for being a witness!

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