Karen's 10th Anniversary Picks: #3

05/17/2021 08:00 AM - 05/31/2021 12:00 AM CT


Every month from March through December 2021, Threads Dance Project will release some of Artistic Director Karen L. Charles’ top dances available pay-as-able from $1, $10, $100, or even $1,000 to view Karen’s selected works!

May’s works include Memories (2011), Mother God (2018), and Emancipation? - Part 2 (2014).

Here is what Karen says about these works:

“I am always inspired by music and SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK has been my muse on several occasions. In Memories, this was one of the first times I used their music. I created this piece to honor the loss of my father and all of the ancestors who had sustained me to be able to do what I love every day. This 2014 version actually features Grammy nominated group SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK whom we were fortunate enough to perform the piece with them singing live.

“I created Mother God in praise and honor to our Mother, Creator God.

Emancipation? – Part 2 is one of my favorites because much of what I am trying to say is portrayed so subtly. The dancers are separated by race, dancing the question “How much progress have we made towards eradicating the vestiges of slavery that exist in society?” The selection of denim as the fabric for the costumes and so many other things  hopefully leave the viewer questioning America and what it means to be American.” Karen L. Charles, Artistic Director. 

Each release will be 20 - 30 minutes in length. Once registered, you will receive a private link and password that will allow you to view these works from May 17  - May 30, 2021. 

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