University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Sweet Grass Project


Sweet Grass Project
(photo credit: final design includes still image from a film by Portia Cobb)

Sweet Grass Project

May 17-18, 2013 in Mitchell 254
7:30pm Friday, 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday

This performance is not suitable for ages under 13.

The Sweet Grass Project is dedicated to the perseverance and ever-present spirit of survivors and descendants of the middle passage and slavery in the United States. Africanisms preserved through the traditions of the Gullah people of South Carolina and Georgia maintained a distinct cultural legacy that embodies the soul of a people. Their story is the foundation upon which this project is built and celebrated. This evening length work is a collaboration between UWM Dance Professor Ferne Caulker Bronson and Film Professor Portia Cobb. Using imagery, historic and contemporary interviews and personal reflections, the work is interwoven in the forms of dance, song, music and prose.

Tickets: $12 adult/$10 UWM faculty & seniors/$9 UWM students/$5 PSOA students/Free to dance majors and children under 12

Box office: arts.uwm.edu/tickets or call 414-229-4308