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Movements: A Response to The Leopard

Isaac Julien Dance

When: Thursday, April 4, 2019
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM  

Where: Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free and Open to All

Contact: Block Museum of Art   847.491.4000

Group: Block Museum of Art

Category: Fine Arts


Movement is central in Isaac Julien’s 2007 video installation The Leopard (Western Union: Small Boats), which presents a lyrical and visceral meditation on histories of African migration. Produced at a time of debate about immigration policies and the relations between the individual and the geopolitical, The Leopard traces the effects of trauma not just on people but also on buildings, monuments, architecture, and landscape. Vignettes choreographed by Russell Maliphant are woven throughout the work, echoing and rearticulating these journeys.

Catch the groundbreaking video installation before it closes on April 14 and watch as a group curated by D. Soyini Madison, Professor of Performance Studies, responds to The Leopard and to our current moment through dance and movement.

Perfomance will take place in the museum galleries.


This program is presented by The Block Museum in collaboration with the Department of Performance Studies.

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