Illinois Humanities, DCASE and the black | body present
YELLOW TOWEL by Dana Michel
Friday, February 26, 2016 at 7:30pm; FREE; Registration is not required.
Storefront Theater (66 E Randolph St, Chicago)
As a child, Dana Michel would drape a yellow towel on her head to emulate the blonde girls at school. As an adult, she now revisits the imaginative world of her alter-ego in a performative ritual free of cover-ups or censorship.
Blending austerity and absurdity, YELLOW TOWEL digs into black culture stereotypes, turning them inside out to see whether or not she can relate. We witness her allowing a strange creature to emerge from this excavation in a slow and disconcerting metamorphosis that we follow with fascination.
Strongly influenced by the aesthetics of fashion, music, queer culture and comedy, Dana Michel quickly stood out as an emerging dance artist. With YELLOW TOWEL, which was developed in Vienna, Brussels, New York, Toronto and Montreal, Dana Michel decidedly asserts herself as an artist to watch.
YELLOW TOWEL is presented as part of the experimental theater and dance series “OnEdge” by the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. For more information visit ChicagoCulturalCenter.org. The performances are also presented as a part of the black | body, a multi-series project curated by Barak Ade Soleil.
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