Monday, April 27, 2009

Saturday 5/2: HOMECOMING @ Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

In May 2002, Saartjie (Sara) Baartman's remains were flown back to her homeland, South Africa and laid to rest almost 200 years after she left for Europe in search of a life void of violence. Tragically from 1810 – 1815 Saartjie was paraded around Europe under the show name “Hottentot Venus”. Featured as an oddity and hypersexual African woman, she was adorned in feathers, beads and placed in a cage on display because of her large buttocks. When she died her body was dissected and her remains were on display in a museum in Paris until 1974.

HOMECOMING is a tradition adopted by The Saartjie Project to commemorate the 7th anniversary of Saartjie Baartman’s final return home and raises the question, “What does it mean to commemorate this day?” HOMECOMING will feature women and girls boldly using their original art to heal and change communities.

The Saartjie Project Presents HOMECOMING
Saturday, May 2nd
Starts @ 8PM

Original performances by:
Princess of Controversy
Dee Stone
Chaquis Maliq
Jade Foster
Young Women’s Drumming Empowerment Project
Elen Awalom
Members of The Saartjie Project
...and more!

Original Visual Art by:
Kameelah Rasheed
Amber Robles-Gordon
Nataki McNeal Bhatti
...and more!

This is not a night to miss!

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Your donation helps support The Saartjie Project as we scale our production, community-based programs & sojourn to Minneapolis for the 2009 Pedagogy & Theatre of the Oppressed International Conference. We are a volunteer-run organization for the people sustained by the people.

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
545 7th St. SE
Washington, DC

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