Get What You Need Final Showing Virtual
The residency portion of Get What You Need 2019/20 culminates on May 30th 2020. Mira Treatman and Janna Meiring will present their full length performances that they have been working on for the duration of the GWYN Residency.
This event is pay what you want!
About Mira’s Work:
“I seek to destroy the social-choreographic divide. Using nursery rhymes and familiar songs as a point of departure, I will work with a cast mixed of professional performers, dedicated dance audience members, and social instigators ranging in age from 22 to 60 to complete a project I started about two years ago. ‘Supernatural Displays of Yearning,’ is a collaborative exploration into grief, trauma, and desire.”
About Janna’s Work:
“Why the Hell have I not learned Spanish yet? I lived in the Old Barrio in Tucson for 5 years, taught ESL students, and organized in a non-profit with Latina youth. I am married to a Puerto Rican who could barely speak a few words of English when we met 10 years ago. Now my wife is fluent in English, and I can sputter only a few loving sentiments in Spanish. Not only is this a personal pain point (and deeply embarrassing), this is a serious problem that Americans have—we resist the notion that we aren’t the only ones in the world. I believe this world view has been internalized and sewn into the body. This piece is a vehicle to finally learn Spanish through part documentary, part somatic-movement-multi-disciplinary performance. I will explore the resistance, the embarrassment, the science and the underlying racism that perpetuates my mono-lingual nature, and I’ll do it…I’ll learn Spanish.”