about the event
About the Event
Get a rare look at performance footage from the MCA’s archive in a live-streamed watch party of What Remains by MacArthur-winning poet Claudia Rankine and Bessie Award-winning choreographer Will Rawls. This site-specific performance was staged in the MCA Warehouse and was one of the highlights of the 2018 season. Relive the moment alongside your fellow online viewers with live discussion prompts and a post-show hangout.
About What Remains
The 60-minute performance addresses the erasure and exposure that has driven the historic murder and disturbance of black citizens. Inspired by Claudia Rankine's renowned book-length poem Citizen: An American Lyric, the performance layers music, dance, and language to examine how we, as a society and individually, interact with each other.
Art Apart: An Opportunity to Look, then Look Again
Visit the MCA's blog for a deeper dive into the 2018 performance of What Remains with links to Talks, Program Notes, and suggestions for further reading.
This virtual watch party is facilitated by Joelle Mercedes, MCA Teaching Artist, and organized by Tara Aisha Willis, Associate Curator and Laura Paige Kyber, Curatorial Assistant in Performance and Public Practice.