The Sweet Grass Project is dedicated to the perseverance and ever-present spirit of survivors and descendants of the middle passage and slavery in the United States. Africanisms preserved through the traditions of the Gullah people of South Carolina and Georgia maintained a distinct cultural legacy that embodies the soul of a people. Their story is the foundation upon which this project is built and celebrated. This evening length work is a collaboration between UWM Dance Professor Ferne Caulker Bronson and Film Professor Portia Cobb. Using imagery, historic and contemporary interviews and personal reflections, the work is interwoven in the forms of dance, song, music and prose.
This performance is not suitable for ages under 13.