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
Thu, Feb 14th, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Preview
Fri, Feb 15th, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Sat, Feb 16th, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Thu, Feb 21st, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Fri, Feb 22nd, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Sat, Feb 23rd, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Sun, Feb 24th, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Thu, Feb 28th, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Fri, Mar 1st, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Sat, Mar 2nd, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Sun, Mar 3rd, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Thu, Mar 7th, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Fri, Mar 8th, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Sat, Mar 9th, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Sun, Mar 10th, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Thu, Mar 14th, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Fri, Mar 15th, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Sat, Mar 16th, 2019 at 7:30 pm
 
 

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

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.