It Never Really Happened, Part Two (duet/group)
August 17-21, 2016
Lafayette Park, Detroit
Choreography: Biba Bell
Performance: Jordan Holland and Biba Bell with Marianne Brass, Jacqueline Fritz, Charles Gushue, Dasan Mitchell, Andrew Sanger, and Imani Turner
Music: Scott Zacharias
About the Project
“It Never Really Happened” is a dance performance set in the fifth floor corner apartment of a 1958 Mies van der Rohe high-rise in Lafayette Park, Detroit. It offers a singular event for the public to experience dance, domesticity, and modernism's classic architecture. In the fashion of a cocktail party, the two-hour long event opens up a private space to a small audience (15-20 persons), exposing the apartment as a space of intimacy, visibility, and aestheticized leisure. The choreography infiltrates the apartment, combining all attentions in the room to create a shared space of spectacle. Each performance of “It Never Really Happened” is a personalized secret that endures through its audience as a time capsule housed by memory.
This is the final installment of It Never Really Happened, a series of apartment performances that began during Winter 2015.
This project is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation through the Knight Arts Challenge, a community-wide contest supporting ideas that engage and enrich Detroit.
Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. The foundation believes that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged.
This project has also been additionally supported by Insel Hombroich (Neuss, Germany), Visual Arts Center (University of Texas at Austin), Bas Fisher Invitational (Miami), Jack NYC, and by donations from generous individuals. Thank you.