The Texas-based Flatlands Dance Theatre will perform “Ordinary Wars,” which explores the personal experiences of American women, on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. at Lawrence Technological University (LTU), 21000 West 10 Mile Road, Southfield.
The performance, which is free and open to the public, will be in the Mary E. Marburger Science and Engineering Auditorium in LTU’s Science Building. A reception and audience talk-back session will follow the performance.
Through choreography, Genevieve Durham-DeCesaro, director of dance at Texas Tech University, has re-analyzed social science data from Texas Tech Associate Professor Elizabeth Sharp’s interviews with American women about relationships, being single, marriage, and motherhood. Their collaborative project, “Ordinary Wars,” uses movement, humor, reflection and the spoken word to engage audiences with a breadth of experiences.
The performance is part of the 2014 Women’s and Gender Studies Biennial Jury Art Exhibition, “Trans,” which is running through March 13 at Studio Couture, the LTU exhibit space at 1433 Woodward Avenue in Detroit. This multi-media exhibition highlights creative feminist works that explore topics of transitioning.
The exhibition is co-sponsored by the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at the University of Detroit Mercy and LTU’s College of Architecture and Design.
Lawrence Technological University, www.ltu.edu, is a private university founded in 1932 that offers more than 100 programs through the doctoral level in its Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Management. PayScale lists Lawrence Tech among the nation’s top 7 percent of universities for return on undergraduate tuition investment, and highest in the Detroit metropolitan area. Lawrence Tech is also listed in the top tier of Midwestern universities by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review. Students benefit from small class sizes and experienced faculty who provide a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education with an emphasis on leadership. Activities on Lawrence Tech’s 102-acre campus include over 60 student clubs and organizations and a growing roster of NAIA varsity sports.