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SIDEWAYS transforms skeptics into dance lovers with performances that are entertaining, relevant, & moving. Located just minutes from downtown Alpharetta, Blackout is perfect for a Date Night, Girls Night Out, or enriching family experience!
View a sneak peek of the show below:
Blackout – March 5 & 6 at the Alpharetta Arts Center
Inspired by the book,
Caste: The Origins of our Discontents
by Isabel Wilkerson
This 1 Act (45 Minute) dance performance explores why caste systems are formed and how they are maintained.
BLACKOUT was named after this definition: “a period during which a particular activity is prohibited.”
Blackout is not intended to showcase one particular race but rather to show a story of polarized groups over time. How does 1 group suppress another for a long period of time? How does the oppressed group rise up? And how do we make amends and move forward? Can we move forward?
Blackout, inspired by Caste: The Origins of our Discontents, by Isabel Wilkerson, brings the book to life through dance. Learn more about how Caste Systems have & continue to shape American History. With dance you can connect to, you’ll leave buzzing with conversation.
March 5 – 4:30, 6:30, 8:30 PM
March 6 – 11 AM
In 2022, we are premiering Blackout inspired by Caste: The Origins of our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. We received permission to use excerpts from her book throughout the dance performance so you’ll see her words come to life through dance. She compares the caste systems in India, America, and Nazi Germany & helps us see the effect that it has had on us all.
From Isabel Wilkerson: “Color is a fact. Race is a social construct.”