This Oct 12, 13, 14 Cherie Hill IrieDance (our first artist in residence) presents Detente.


Cherie Hill IrieDance presents Détente, a premiere choreographed and performed by Cherie Hill, with dancers Andreina Maldonado and Rose Rothfeder. Video by Imani Karpowich.

Through dance, video, and story, performers experiment with the act or process of displacing, and what it means to be removed from the usual or proper place; specifically: to expel or force to flee from home or homeland. The work transforms internalized experience into physical expression using improvisational structures that play with ethereal senses of the body- finding and tracing invisible impressions. Dancers move in and out of solo and group phrasing dancing quickly through weaving pathways. Sections explore complex emotions via an aesthetic that is a mix of subtleness and defiance.

Featuring a special screening of Alice Street, an Endangered Films documentary, that captures Oakland in transition, undergoing population and culture shift, raising important questions about the need to preserve and defend arts and culture, and whether it is even possible for historically-marginalized communities to stop the momentum of gentrification once it’s begun –

Friday, 10/12 @ 8pm
Saturday 10/13 @ 8pm
Sunday, 10/14 @ 3pm

MilkBar, 241A S 1st Street, Richmond, CA 94804
(off 580 freeway; near Pt. Richmond; 5 minutes from BART; street parking)
Suggested Donation to artists of $10-25 sliding scale – all ages (no one turned away for lack of funds)
at Brown Paper Tickets under “Detente” –