Newcomb Dance Company, Department of Theatre and Dance at Tulane University in partnership with New Orleans Airlift present The Body Remembers; A collection of site-specific dances choreographed by Leslie Scott and Diogo de Lima to be performed at Music Box Village. Each dance piece offers an exciting and moving exploration on themes of absence in New Orleans during our pandemic reality, strength and overcoming adversity, memory, healing and ritual. Musicians Neil Todten and Logan Schutts will craft sonic landscapes using the one-of-a-kind “musical houses” that comprise the Music Box Village, adding great dimension to the visuals with their live accompaniment. The performance also features Kelly Harris-DeBerry’s new poem, “The Body Never Forgets”. Harris- DeBerry is a New Orleans poet, writer and teacher whose poetic talents have been nationally recognized several times over. Her works for this show are sure to be a touching and thoughtful highlight of the performance! Soulful and exciting, The Body Remembers will be the perfect return to attending live art performances and welcome summer to New Orleans!
The show will run from Thursday, April 15th - Saturday, April 17th, 2021 with two performances each night at 6pm and 8pm. In-person audience size will be limited to 75 due to Covid19 restrictions. Patrons attending the performances will be required to wear masks and provide contact information for contact tracing as required by the city of New Orleans mandates. There will be a virtual screening for the show as well for audiences that cannot attend in-person. Tickets purchased for the video performance will begin with a livestream at 8pm on April 15th and the video will be available for viewing until midnight on April 17th.