The Black Rep and the Pulitzer Arts Foundation have joined forces to bring audiences Movement in Conversation with Landscape, a two-week sequence of unique dance performances, dance film screenings, and master classes featuring renowned local and national performers.

The second weekend features dance performances by Swamp Body Dance, Harge Dance Stories, and The Seventh Floor Dance Collective with Siobhan Monique.

This series is part of The Black Rep’s Phoenix Rising Performance Series, presented by the Whitaker Foundation, and is free and open to the public. Full schedule and details below:

Dance Performances—Weekend 2, June 23-25, 2023
Friday, June 23; 5-6pm
Saturday, June 24; 5-6pm
Sunday, June 25; 5-6pm

Starting in the Tree Grove behind the museum, Embodied Sovereignty Project by Brittany recognizes the body as a place of memory, resistance, and rebellion in a performance amongst the trees. Moving to Spring Church, Jennifer Harge’s work centers on Black and queer movement practices, codes, and rituals. Closing the event inside the Spring Church is The Seventh Floor Dance Repertory Collective with singer-songwriter Siobhan Monique and trombonist Lamar Harris.

About the Performers
Swamp Body Dance – Brittany is an international dancer, choreographer, and organizer; a principal dancer with Olujimi Dance; the founder of Dancing for Justice and Obika Dance Projects. A womanist, a ride or die freedom fighter, and art-maker, Brittany creates work that is part reality, part fugitive. Performing outside in the Tree Grove.

Harge Dance Stories – Jennifer Harge is an interdisciplinary choreographer, performance artist, and educator based in Detroit whose work centers on Black and queer vernacular movement practices, codes, and rituals that manifest at the intersections of performance, installation, and community gathering. Performing outside at Spring Church.

The Seventh Floor Dance Collective with Siobhan Monique – Singer, songwriter, and educator based in Florida, Siobhan is also the founding artist of Ancestral Funk TM, Inc. Held inside the Spring Church. More info at

Sat., June 17 & Sat., June 24: MASTER CLASSES
A full schedule of Master Classes will be offered. Space limited, FREE with registration; full class listing at and rsvp at

Please let us know if you require any accommodations to participate in this program. Contact

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About The Black Rep
The Black Rep, a 46-year-old legacy Black arts organization, is committed to producing, re-imagining, and commissioning work written by Black playwrights and creating opportunities for new voices and youth. Founded by Producing Director Ron Himes, the vision for The Black Rep continues: a more equitable distribution of opportunities and resources for Black professionals and students in the theatre; improved representation on and back-stage in the theatre industry; and a fostered community culture of support and mentorship for those who will follow. For more information:

The PHOENIX RISING SERIES honors The Black Rep’s original name on its founding in 1976 and is designed to create a platform for creative expression from an African American perspective in alternative spaces for new audiences, with support from the Whitaker Foundation. For a complete schedule of this summer’s SERIES visit

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