Untitled: Women’s Work

Untitled: Women’s Work – presented is dance-based research into the lived experience of women living and working in low-wage jobs the Flint area.

ServicesDetroit, Michigan USAYear2015

Untitled: Women’s Work is both scholarly art and artistic research using narrative inquiry, dance and film as research methodologies. In it women express what they hope for in a good job and the barriers they have encountered in searching for and keeping them. Specifically, the research has drawn out two themes: relationships (developed and negotiated in the situation of work and Self), and rhythms (of Self and work institution). Initial findings presented here suggest the continual establishment, disruption, negotiation and maintenance of rhythms and relationships in the work place has an impact on what makes a ‘good’ job. 

Performers: Abby Alwin, Adesola Akinleye, Rachael Ahn Harbert, Lisa LaMarre, Ryan Myers-Johnson; Film: Barry Lewis and Emil Charlaff; Costumes: Patty Branam, Special thanks to Zeynep Devrim Gürsel, Willam Irwin, Peggy Kahn.


UM – Center for the Education of Women+
Greater Flint Arts Council
Middlesex University

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