alight dance theater: “Hometown Hero’s Project”

In observation Greenbelt’s 75th anniversary, the alight dance theater created a site-specific dance/movement installation at the Greenbelt Museum with support from GCF.

The project honors the stories of Greenbelt women–past and present, young and old–whose contributions continue to make this city such a dynamic and inspiring place to live. The project explores the experiences of the women who lived in Greenbelt as young mothers and “homemakers” in the late 1930’s and early 1940’s to the present day.

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The project honors the stories of Greenbelt women–past and present, young and old–whose contributions continue to make this city such a dynamic and inspiring place to live. The project explores the experiences of the women who lived in Greenbelt as young mothers and “homemakers” in the late 1930’s and early 1940’s to the present day.

The work will be informed by oral histories and other documentation of the lives of women in Greenbelt as available in the Greenbelt Museum collection and the Greenbelt city archives. Audiences will have three mediums through which to experience the work: as an on-going live dance installation;  tours; a one-day installation at the Greenbelt Community Center;  and an on-line short film posted on YouTube.

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