American Realness

White Privilege

A lecture performance
by Thomas F. DeFrantz/SLIPPAGE

Co-Presented by Gibney Dance and Theater magazine (Yale)

Monday, January 15, 2:00 – 3:30pm

Gibney Dance, Studio H, 280 Broadway (Entrance at 53A Chambers Street), Manhattan
Free / RSVP

Is everyone always automatically expected to share the concerns of people of color? Do we all really have to pay attention to race, religion, sexuality, ethnicity? What constitutes “white privilege?” If I’m not interested in being part of some solution, am I really part of the problem? What if I’m a maker/audience/presenter who happens to be interested in love, or formal structure, or myth, or universal qualities of empathy? What am I to do now? This dialogic manifesto-lecture-performance offers strategies for constructing a shared, useful understanding of white privilege and its implacable effects in the world.

This performance is second in the series begun with i am black [you have to be willing to not know] at American Realness 2015. Sonicscape by Quran Karriem.

White Privilege is co-commissioned by Gibney Dance and Theater magazine (Yale) for American Realness 2018.
Photo by SLIPPAGE/Shonda Corbett