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The Southern Thing

  • Arts Society of Kingston 97 Broadway Kingston, NY, 12401 United States (map)

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The Southern Thing is a new dance work created by improvisor/choreographer clyde forth.

Reaching down below the Mason-Dixon line of her consciousness she conjures up a haunting but often humorous impression of growing up - and out - of the deep south. Ms. forth recreates "memories" and channels semi-fictional characters with her signature blend of audience rapport and idiosyncratic, dynamic improvisation.

She tears into some fundamental realities of southern upbringing with humility and ferocity, embracing the ridiculous as well as the sublime. Part indictment, part loving memoir, The Southern Thing invites the audience into a raw dance excavation of what it means to be from somewhere.