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LRS @ Experimental Station this Friday Sept 23 2011!

From The Color Purple to Precious to The Help, what’s missing in representations of Black women in popular culture today? In Ladies Ring Shout–a performance using a combination of spoken word, movement and original soundtrack–Felicia Holman, Abra Johnson and Meida … Continue reading

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More goodies to share: Act I from Ladies Ring Shout

Hey there LRS supporters! Check out Act 1 in full!  We are preparing to remount Ladies Ring Shout in several local venues in Chicago in addition to workshops and dialogues centered on issues concerned with women of color’s quality of … Continue reading

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New video clip from LRS!

Here’s a taste of The Ladies Ring Shout shot by our incredible videographer David Weathersby. Check out the opening sections Breathe/Cry and The Question Still Remains (An Ode to Sojourner Truth). 

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Thoughts on the LRS World Premier

The world premier of our first independent production opened one week ago today at Joseph Ravens’ Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery. For each of those three nights, I saw/spoke with audience members who were familiar with our work via our previous … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Preview review from gender scholar Kulvinder Arora

Ladies Ring Shout Review by Kulvinder Arora Kulvinder Arora, Visiting Assistant Professor at Beloit College, is trained in English and American Literature and researches American and Diasporic cultures. This review was originally posted on Facebook. The Ladies Ring Shout premieres Aug 4th at … Continue reading

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LRS on Good Morning Girl Chicago!

Check it out! Thanks to Araminta Ross, Keli Stewart & Brenda Pryor for a great conversation to put Ladies Ring Shout: The World Premiere in context! Good Morning Girl Chicago / Episode: Womanists in the City Listen to internet radio with GoodMorningGirlChicago on Blog … Continue reading

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