Made to Dance in Burning Buildings

by Anya Pearson, Directed by Jamie Rea

February 15th - March 16th 2019

Made to Dance in Burning Buildings is a fusion of poetry, theatre, and violent and visceral contemporary dance, which poses the question: how do we heal from trauma?

It's about Ava, a young black woman, who is raped by her boyfriend's friends while he watches; she develops PTSD as a result. Metaphorically, she fractures into five different women who each represent a different facet of her personality (Romance, Despair, Madness, Perseverance, and Missing You). Poetically, these women narrate her journey through PTSD while she, her first love, and her abusers explore through dance the trauma and the events leading up to it.

Please select a performance

General Admission: $30
Senior (60 and up): $25
Student: $10
Youth (21 and under): $10
Preview Special: $15

All Sunday shows are free toall low-income: patrons, communities of color, and survivors of sexual violence. If you would like to come on a Sunday and would like to pay for your ticket, please add a donation to your order.

Seating at Shaking the Tree is unreserved, and all seats are usually good ones. Doors open 30 minutes before the show so you can choose the best seats for you.