Washington University Libraries is excited to announce its participation in “Freedom,” an innovative arts collaboration with the award-winning Modern American Dance Company (MADCO), the professional dance company in residence at the Touhill Performing Arts Center. MADCO is known for its high energy, athleticism, entertaining style and commitment to work that impacts artists, audiences and communities.
Washington University Libraries’ Department of Special Collections will work with three distinguished choreographers — Jennifer Archibald, Gina Patterson, and Nejla Yatkin — who will create newly commissioned pieces inspired by civil rights materials at the Libraries. Additional arts initiatives involving local schools, documentation of the process and touring will reach thousands of people in St. Louis and beyond.
The three new dances created for “Freedom” are scheduled to premiere March 31-April 1, 2017, at the Touhill.