"Gaze on This", choreographed by Cyndal Ellis and performed by Annie Hall and Cyndal Ellis will be presented on the grounds of the Kent Museum as part of a month-long exhibit titled "reVision". The dance piece explores the embodied effects of the social gaze and seeks to question the notions of self and other as cultural constructs. There is a reason Lady Justice is depicted blindfolded. We pass immediate judgement with our eyes, placing others in social categories or boxes. We speak volumes with our eyes. A loving gaze, a hateful snear, or a blank stare, can tell us where we stand socially from one moment to the next. How we gaze at or are gazed upon, can trigger immediate responses, physically and emotionally. How can we shift the ways in which we gaze from a tool for validating difference to a means of dissolving our notions of separation?
Rain date: Sept 21st, 3pm
September 21, 2019