March 6, 2019

Poetry, Music, and Dance On Lewis “Choreopoem”

Three Princeton University seniors will present a devised work of original poetry, music, dance, and drama that explores the circumstances and issues of black female students at Princeton on March 8, 9, 13, and 14 at the Wallace Theater in the Lewis Center for the Arts on the campus.

The piece was developed through seven vignettes developed through workshops, such as innocence, exclusion, privilege, social climbing, colorism and sexism in dating, trauma and healing, and “black girl magic.” The three students are  Feyisola Soetan, who wrote the piece based on her anthropological research; Janelle Spence, who is directing; and Jessica Bailey, who is choreographing.

Performances are March 8, 9, 13 and 14 at 8 p.m.; and March 10 at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Visits for information.