October 6 and 7, 7.15pm
VelocityDC Dance Festival
Sydney Harman Hall Washington DC
Outside’s Quota is an excerpt from Skirt the Wall, commissioned by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as part of the 2016 Local Dance Commissioning Project.
Outside’s Quota examines the plight of refugees and immigrants trapped behind walls, under glass ceilings, and between domicile, home, and government quota. My questions here, stubborn as thick-cut glass, are: Who locks the doors? Why? What happens when you get locked out, even when you think you belong? What can you do from the other side? The work asks an audience how to react from across the divide.