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Past Event Sound Series: slowdanger, Michiyaya Dance & Abdu Ali: weighted sky

A large piece of wood sculpture that has diverse human legs and arms coming out of it.

weighted sky is a collaboratively built work between slowdanger, MICHIYAYA Dance Directors Anya and Mitsuko Clarke-Verdery, and Baltimore based sound artist Abdu Ali, with original set pieces by Pittsburgh based sculptor Rob Hackett. The work explores the collapse of capitalism and white supremacist structures on the bodies of people, nationally and globally. It deconstructs hussle culture and seeks to create a process of active imagining for a queer future where we can thrive.

weighted sky was made possible by Unique Projects, Pentacle Administrative Support Program, the Space Upstairs, The Warhol, the Opportunity Fund, the Heinz Endowment’s Small Arts Initiative, PNC Charitable Trusts, and the Pittsburgh Foundation A. W. Mellon Grant.

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