Performance Art

Awakenings offers a wide range of performance-based programming that spans dance, theater, and music. Our gallery space is used for staff-facilitated workshops, rehearsals, and final performances. If you are a dancer, musician, actor, or performance-based artist, you can submit examples of your work for inclusion in our gallery, one of our exhibits, or one of our events by submitting in the submit column.

Previous Performances

Me Too Monologues

Fall 2020

Nine artists shared their experiences as survivors of sexual violence, intimate partner violence, and gender-based discrimination in Connective Theatre Company’s Me Too Monologues. The monologues and group pieces were written by the cast through a series of writing workshops conducted in partnership with Awakenings and performed in our gallery space. These pieces were brought together to create a performance of healing, empowerment, and empathy, and to explore narratives that might otherwise be silenced.

Once It All Ends

Summer 2020

Awakenings joined Leah Zeiger, Anna Rodimsteva, and Amanda Boike for an evening of process over product and questions over answers. Through her residency at Volta Performing Arts, Leah has asked the question “how do survivors move?” and worked with dancers to create her first ever evening-length work. Performed in Awakenings’ gallery space, the piece was an immersive experience for the audience and performers alike, and reflects the many months of question-and-question process the dancers have developed