For over twenty years, Wideman Davis Dance’s (WDD) founding partners and co-artistic directors, Tanya Wideman-Davis and Thaddeus Davis, have created dance performances and educational projects that center Black experiences and histories within the African diaspora.
Migratuse Reimagined, our current project, brings us to Montgomery for 18 weeks over the next 12 months. (The 18-weeks will be divided into three, six-week residencies. Phase One runs from July 25 to September 4, 2022.) The Migratuse Reimagined residency is a site-specific, interdisciplinary project that explores the topics of memorialization, community, and collective memory through the histories of our residency cities. WDD will hold open studios, open conversations, film screenings, community meetings, and live performances to engage the broader Montgomery community around these topics.
We invite you to join us on this journey.
Mellon Grant Announcement
Wideman Davis Dance has been awarded a grant through The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Monuments Grant to support the three-year project Migratuse Reimagined. This project will consist of three, one-year engagements with communities in Montgomery, AL, Harpersville, AL, and Columbia, SC, respectively. Wideman Davis Dance will use the residency and performative installations to implement a community-oriented residency curriculum that introduces, integrates, and expands the themes of their site-specific, transdisciplinary dance project Migratuse Ataraxia, while focusing specifically on the themes of monuments, memorialization, and collective memory.
Above: Migratuse Ataraxia at Klein Arts and Culture, Harpersville, AL. Photo by Elizabeth Johnson. Artists: Tanya Wideman-Davis, Michaela Pilar Brown, and Thaddeus Davis. Migratuse Ataraxia at Hampton Preston Mansion, Columbia, SC. Photo by Sean Rayford. Artists: John Green and Petra Everson. Migratuse Ataraxia at Klein Arts and Culture, Harpersville, AL. Photo by Elizabeth Johnson. Artists: Tanya Wideman-Davis, Michaela Pilar Brown, and Thaddeus Davis. Past Works: credits here.