Little White Lies by Contradiction Dance Theatre @ Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
- 11/16 @ 7:30pm
- 11/17 @ 2:30pm
- 11/17 @ 7:30pm
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop | http://www.chaw.org/ 545 7th Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
Contradiction Dance Theatre
1234 Quincy St. NE
Washington, DC 20017
Little White Lies is a dance/theatre/installation work, devised, and co-created by the Contradiction Dance Theatre community. It is a reflection of this rather esoteric moral concept of lies vs truth within our own interpersonal lives and in society as a whole. The phrase “Little White Lies” implies that truth/lies exist on a spectrum of severity and acceptability. Colorism and erasure. Whitewashing. The arc of this show explores truth/lies as they manifest in the “Self,” in community, in politics and war, in entertainment and media, and in relationships. If we accept that everyone lies at some point in their lives - whether it be big or small, to themselves or to others - then we can do away with shame and become objective about the motivations behind telling lies and/or obscuring the truth. We believe “Truth” is being rigorously tested right now. We all seek her. She’s there. And Truth doesn’t always play nice.
Directed by MissJessica Denson
Co-collaborators: Chris Curtis (Lighting), Vanessa Edwards (Contributing Choreographer), & Ryan Sellers (Acting Coach/Dramaturg)
Note: some strong musical lyrical content may be inappropriate for young children. Viewer discretion is advised.
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