Brooklyn Bridge Park
Arteries of a Nation by Renegade Performance Group
Sunday, July 21, 2013
7:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Brooklyn-based Renegade Performance Group presents this site-specific performance in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of three Civil War-era events that left significant impacts on the fabric of American society.
Arteries of a Nation is a multi-disciplinary performance re-examining the battle of Gettysburg, the New York City Draft Riots, and the 54th Massachusetts Colored Regiments attack on Fort Wagner in South Carolina. This collaborative work puts a critical lens on these three events - imagining that perhaps these specific instances - though horrific - represented the most honest examples of the realities in the United States. A country made to be a constant battleground of conflicting ideas, a country where violence itself is an act of transformation, and a country where compromises are sacrificed in the face of those seeking equality.
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