Kayla Farrish


Program: Put Away the Fire, dear
ADF Debut
Running Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes, with one intermission
Tickets: $32

Kayla Farrish Website

Put Away the Fire, dear is a live dance-theater work mapping the journey of six BIPOC and marginalized characters taking the reins of their narrative in an evening-length piece. Jumping through portals spanning reality and cinema, Put Away the Fire, dear, uproots power and history across generations of the American landscape to rupture the leading socio-political narratives living in American cinema of the 1930s-60s. In a 75-minute performance of moving stories, the six characters traverse scenes and worlds through dance theater, storytelling, set design, and a score of reclaimed exploited Black American music.

Tuesday, June 25 at 7:30 pm
Wednesday, June 26 at 7:30 pm *Post-Performance Discussion
Thursday, June 27 at 7:30 pm

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A Juneteenth Celebration: Art, History, and Empowering Our Voices
Wednesday, June 19, 2024, 6:00-7:00 PM
NorthStar Church of the Arts
‘Put Away the Fire, dear’ Workshop and Discussion
Saturday, June 22, 2024, 1:00-3:00 PM
Mettlesome Theater | 800 Taylor St., Suite 9-156, Durham, NC 27701
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Photo credit: Steven Pisano

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The presentation of Put Away the Fire, dear is made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Foundation and the Mellon Foundation.