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Baakari Wilder & Kerri Edge
November 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 4:00 pm, repeating until November 24, 2019
Saturday, November 23 at 8pm
Sunday, November 24 at 4pm
In “REFORM,” Baakari Wilder & Kerri Edge use tap dance as a vehicle to shed light on the racial disparities in the American criminal justice system and encourage others to advocate for legislation. This collection of tap dance monologues danced by Baakari Wilder, Omar Edwards, Joseph Webb and Abron Glover are set to urban political music, poetry, and film. The performers portray stories that highlight the African American male experience with the criminal justice system and the lasting effects on both the African American family and the community at large.
The story begins post-emancipation at the Angola State Prison where the current penal system was first conceived and implemented. It then travels through time, stopping at the various points of contact that a African American male from New York City has with “the system” including central booking, the interrogation room, the courtroom, Rikers Island, State, and federal prison. The story ends with Yusef Salaam || The Marshall Project, exoneration, and a loud statement about the long and continued fight for the necessary reforms that still broadly ignored.
Performance contains mature language and subject matter.
$25 Admission (Dance Place Members, Seniors and Artists)
$15 College Students and Children (17 & Under)
Advanced Sales – ends one week prior to performance weekend
$25 Advanced Sales Admission
$20 Advanced Sales Admission (Dance Place Members, Seniors and Artists)