The CenterSeries presents Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group

POWER

Oct. 15 | 8:00 PM | MainStage | $10/$3 (students)

at the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance at Williams College, 1000 Main Street, Williamstown MA

With POWER, choreographer and “kinesthetic anthropologist” Reggie Wilson conjures the secret histories of 1800s Black Shaker communities, many led by women. Limited documentation exists on specific Black Shaker practices, but Wilson’s choreographic research gives form to beliefs shared by Shakers and African diasporic belief systems in a dual-Godhead, racial and gender equality, fractal movement patterns, and advancements in technology as acts of worship. Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group is a Brooklyn-based dance company that investigates the intersections of cultural anthropology and movement practices and believes in the potential of the body as a valid means for knowing.

“Wilson’s variation on the theme is fueled by his discovery that there were black Shakers once upon a time” —Boston Globe

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