The University of Iowa
Reggie Wilson/ Fist and Heel Performance Group

Reggie Wilson in conversation with Tara Bynum

Tuesday, February 13, 2024, 6:00 pm

Part of the Creative Matters lecture series

Reggie Wilson is the artistic director and choreographer of Fist and Heel Performance Group. He is a graduate of New York University, Tisch School of the Arts (1988, Larry Rhodes, Chair) and is an inaugural Doris Duke Artist. He has studied composition and been mentored by Phyllis Lamhut and performed and toured with Ohad Naharin before forming Fist and Heel. He has lectured, taught, and conducted extended workshops and community projects throughout the US, Africa, Europe, and the Caribbean.

Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group will perform POWER, which considers how the Black Shaker communities in the early 1800s might have lived and worshiped, at Hancher on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16 and 17.

Dr. Tara Bynum is an Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies and a scholar of early African American literary histories before 1800. She received her PhD in English from Johns Hopkins University and a BA in Political Science from Barnard College. Her current monograph, Reading Pleasures, examines the ways in which eighteenth century enslaved and/or free men and women feel good or experience pleasure in spite of the privations of slavery, “unfreedom”, or white supremacy. Dr. Bynum will join Wilson on stage to discuss his creative process and the historical influences in his work.

Free & open to the public. 

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