Cara Hagan sits on a rainbow-colored staircase.

Cara Hagan


Program: were we birds?
Running Time: 30-40 minutes, no intermission
Cara Hagan website

The American Dance Festival and the Nasher Museum of Art co-present the world premiere of an ADF-commissioned site-specific work. Her new work were we birds?, was created in collaboration with composer, Amanda Addleman. It explores experiences of upheaval, prolonged states of limbo, and the subsequent reorganization of one’s life following the disorientation of migration. Whether by choice or circumstance, movement on a large scale is often paired with discombobulation. When we manage to pull ourselves back together, what remains out of place? What was never in place to begin with?

Audience members are invited to access the sound score through QR codes throughout the space and listen with their headphones or earbuds. For those audience members who do not have their own equipment, a small number of mp3 players with headphones will be available on a first-come-first-served basis. Seating will be limited and prioritized for those who identify having limited mobility, are pregnant, or require seating for other health issues.

Tuesday, August 22 at 7:00pm
Tuesday, August 22 at 9:00pm

Photo Credit: Zoe Litaker

Parking: Parking is available for free in the Campus Drive Lot, located near the intersection of Campus Dr & Anderson St.

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This presentation is co-presented by the Nasher Museum of Art.