May 10, 2019 paperlesslion

Experience the evolution of Detroit through the power of spoken word when the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History presents SALT CITY: A Techno Choreopoem by jessica Care moore. Performances are Thursday through Sunday at The Wright in Detroit.

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The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History commissioned a new theatrical work entitled Salt City by poet and playwright jessica Care moore, reflecting on themes of gentrification and cultural erasure, a much-debated effect of the Motor City’s economic revitalization. A mix of theater, dance, poetry and techno music all by Detroit artists, Salt City is the story of a city’s survival and change through time.

“Artists sense the needs of a city and respond to them, and this production will speak powerfully about the present moment in Detroit,” comments Juanita Moore, President & CEO of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. “We are thrilled to have received the Joyce Award, and we know that this project will expand and enhance the dialogue about how to build equitable communities in Detroit and beyond.”

What the expert said:

“jessica Care moore has the brains of W.E.B. DuBois and the beauty of Dorothy Dandridge. She is a rhetorical master who has transformed the art of public poetry into the performance of prophetic truth. jessica Care moore carries on the heroic tradition of our greatest artists who make epic verse out of tragedy and adversity.” — Dr. Michael Eric Dyson