FLY | DROWN is a dance folktale honoring Black women’s movement towards flight. Set in a post-Great Migration home in Detroit, MI, it is an interwoven story of two characters, elder and nyeusi, moving between the mundane, the majestic, fact, and fable. Nyeusi, a Sankofa bird from the ocean (and perhaps elder’s child from another lifetime) has been conjured into the home to teach elder how to find the flight in her flesh.
This production is part of TRADE SCHOOL: PHL+Detroit, a festival and exchange that celebrates the work of Philadelphia and Detroit performing artists, June 16-25, 2022.
Trade School is a program of The Philadelphia Thing. To learn more, please visit: philadelphiathing.org
COVID-19 Information: In order to keep our artists and audiences safe, please note you will be required to show proof of vaccination before entering the venue and you will be expected to wear a mask indoors at all times. Masking in outdoor venues is optional. All performers and Trade School staff have been vaccinated and boosted.