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February 2022

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04feb7:30 pmDance Film: Straight, Yet NarrowFSU School of Dance7:30 pm

Time

February 4, 2022 7:30pm

Location

Nancy Smith Fichter Dance Theatre

130 Collegiate Loop, Tallahassee, FL 32306

Event Details

Museum of Fine Arts Candidate, Danie Etienne, will present Straight, Yet Narrow, in partial fulfillment of the Master of Fine Arts Degree in Dance, on February 4-5, 2022 at 7:30 pm in the Nancy Smith Fichter Dance Theatre in Montgomery Hall, located on FSU’S campus.

Straight, Yet Narrow is a dance film about a young black woman who is faced with the decision to undergo a procedure that would permanently alter her hair follicles causing her hair to grow straight. This film sparks conversation surrounding black communities’ convoluted relationship to their hair, discrimination against those with tightly coiled hair, and against what darker-skinned people face within their own spaces.

Etienne is a Haitian-American storyteller, movement author, and filmmaker hailing from Fort Myers, Florida. She explores and provides social justice commentary through dance. Her movement style fuses contemporary dance and hip hop forms to construct abstract narratives and culturally distinct characters that reflect the stories of the black community.

Admission is free.

For more information about the School of Dance, contact Dr. La Toya Davis-Craig at ldavis3@fsu.edu, or online at dance.fsu.edu. The School of Dance is part of the College of Fine Arts at The Florida State University.