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Picture: Donald E. Camp

Picture: German Palomeque

Picture: German Palomeque

Picture: German Palomeque
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Brenda Dixon-Gottschild & Hellmut Gottschild

In Bodies We Trust – Tongue Smell Color Revisited

Brenda Dixon-Gottschild and Hellmut Gottschild created the movement theater discourse, "Tongue Smell Color", in 1999. Through the lens of a historical and cultural perspective, it examines how race, sex and power have played a role in their experiences as an interracial couple. "Tongue Smell Color" combines dance, mime, choreography, and words and provokes audiences to interrogate racism in their own lives. lt has toured campuses and performing arts centers nationwide and abroad from 1999 to 2008.

Brenda and Hellmut are now taking a reflexive view of that event with "In Bodies - We Trust Tongue Smell Color revisited". In today's performance, Brenda and Hellmut re-contextualize their "place at the table" in 2017 with excerpts from a film screening of Tongue Smell Color from 2002.

At the festival

August 2017
Photocredit Donald E. Camp