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The Clothesline Muse

When: Fri., March 18, 7:30 p.m. 2016



In the African-American community, the backyard clothesline has traditionally been more than somewhere to hang the wet wash. It's been a place for women to network, share news, seek counsel, and build solidarity. "The clothesline is where we pinned up those virtues and life skills that we shared ... where we discussed whatever we needed to discuss in a safe space," composer and vocalist Nnenna Freelon told the website Theater Jones in 2015. In this music, dance, video, and interactive theatrical work, a quintet of dancers embodies playwright Kariamu Welsh's choreography, and a jazz band accompanies Freelon's meditations on a length of rope that doubles as a community lifeline. 

Byron Woods

CARY ARTS CENTER, CARY 7:30 p.m., $22–$26,

Price: $24-$26

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