The imagined city:

Exploring prescribed identity through dance and performance

Teaching Artist: Mary Teuscher


How do social walls prevent different communities from knowing one another as individuals? How is the performance of identity both choreographed and innate? Which identities are prescribed by society and which identities are a choice? This project will employ the mediums of dance, choreography, creative writing and performance art to explore collective notions of “the other” in the Egleston and Jackson Square communities. We will curate a performance to be presented in the style of promenade theater. Not quite a parade, not quite a formal stage performance, this style is intrinsically place based and invites more audience participation than a traditional proscenium stage setting.