Narçisse Theater Company presents the third installment in its 2021/22 “Original Harrisburg” series, COLORIZED: JOURNEY OF IDENTITY THROUGH ART AND DANCE” by Natalie Dohman, to be held at HARRISBURG MIDTOWN ARTS CENTER, March 11-13.
The performances will take place on March 11 and 12 at 7 p.m. and March 13 at 2 p.m. More information and mandatory safety guidelines related to COVID-19 are available at www.narcissetheatre.org.
Racial inequalities have been woven into the fabric of American society since the discovery of America. Lately, these inequalities have been welcomed with activism and a chance for us to think deeply about our role in society and why we have the values and viewpoints we hold.
Natalie Dohman is a multiracial, multi-media artist born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania in the 1980s. The 1980s were still fraught with racial tension, especially in her hometown, and Natalie took an artistic approach to seeing how her life changed. been molded and shaped by these experiences and also how she overcame these challenges using her creative spirit and the spirit of the universe to guide her.
Natalie had developed cPTSD in response to certain life changing events and she stopped dancing and creating anything artistic, giving way to creative failure for over 10 years.
“I want my story to be shared about how creativity can give way to healing. We know the power of art, but we often have to remind ourselves of such things. The moment I picked up the brush , I felt parts of myself heal that I didn’t even know were sick.”
Colorized examines the systemic trauma that afflicts women of color and how art can reshape our perception of ourselves and our society. It examines how being rebellious in expression cannot change the past but carve out an intentionally powerful and bright future.
“My hope with this performance is that I will inspire other women, regardless of race, to let go of societal norms and allow others to explore spaces to be themselves and find themselves without judgement. Natalie will blend various mediums such as animation, dance, and even certain illusory aspects to tell a powerful story through the visual arts.”
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