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Performance  |  Poetry and Dance

Part of Words

Sunday, April 13, 2014, 3:30–5 pm

Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium  

"...writing paper was not allowed  at the Monteville State Jail, in Uncasville, Connecticut, where Sanders resided August 8-24, 1961 on a charge  attempting to swim aboard a Polaris submarine in a peace demonstration, so this poem was created on the insides of cigarette packs and scrolls of toilet paper.  then smuggled out in his shoe."

Jon Lehrer invites 3 dancer/choreographers to create new works inspired by Poem From Jail, a poem by Edward Sanders. The poem will be read be three different readers including Sanders, Michael Basinski and Annette Taylor . The readers will work with the choreographers in the interpretation of the poems. Dancers include Melanie Aceto, Leah Fiore and Nancy Hughes. 

Advance tickets are available by calling 716-878-6011 during gallery hours or through PayPal by clicking the links on the right side of this page.