Julie B. Johnson, Phddance artistEducator
Idle Crimes & Heavy Work
A dance research collaboration exploring the history of
Black women’s incarcerated labor, resistance, and restoration in Georgia.
Using archival and embodied research, interactive live performance,
dance films, workshops, and community gatherings,
we connect the stories of women past and present to
sites throughout Atlanta embedded with their labor
through dances of love, resistance, and joy!
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Idle Crimes & Heavy Work is generously supported by the inaugural 2020-23 Partners for Change Grant made possible by Alternate ROOTS and the Surdna Foundation. I am honored to have received an inaugural Mellon-funded research grant from Spelman College’s Institute of Gender & Sexuality Studies and previous generous support from the Black Spatial Relics Residency Award and the Alternate ROOTS Artistic Assistance Grant.
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