Gibney Presents: ANIKAYA/Wendy Jehlen

Jun 23, 2022, 8:00 pm10:00 pm EDT

$15 – $20



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The Women Gather

The Women Gather is a centering of women’s experience with a conscious awareness of the glorious diversity of gender presentation within women. The Women Gather is a ritual of healing. Our ritual takes place in an environment created by the ensemble, in a soundscape of our voices and bodies and the voices of our mothers and our grandmothers. We come to this space with different stories, different cultures, different bodies. We gather to create a safe space to exist and to gather our strength for what lies ahead. All are welcome.

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About Wendy Jehlen

Wendy Jehlen’s career has been marked by international exploration, study and creative collaboration. Works include Conference of the Birds (2018), a multi-media performance with an ensemble of eight dancers from eight countries, and a creative team from three continents; Entangling (2015), a duet with choreographer Lacina Coulibaly inspired by Quantum Entanglement; The Deep (2015), a work for 25 dancers created in São Paulo, Lilith (2013), a solo on the first woman; Forest (2010), a journey through the archetypal forest; He Who Burns (2006), a trio on the figure of Iblis (Satan); Crane (2002), on images from Japanese Buddhist poetry; and Haaaa (2002), inspired by the experience of childbirth. Jehlen has received support from the NEA, Doris Duke Foundation, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Theater Communications Group, Japan Foundation, The Boston Foundation, NEFA, Network of Ensemble Theaters, APAP, Boston Center for the Arts, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Boston Dance Alliance, Combined Jewish Philanthropies, and US embassies around the world. She is a Fulbright Fellow, Fulbright Specialist, African Regional Services roster artist and Arts Envoy.

ANIKAYA weaves together music, dance, storytelling and ritual resulting in work that is resonant of deep-rooted traditions, without being bound to any particular genre, place or practice.


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Gibney Presents is Gibney’s premier presentation series, offering a rich blend of dance and performance in fully produced, evening-length commissions.

Funding Credits: New England Foundation for the Arts, The Boston Foundation, Mass Cultural Council, Combined Jewish Philanthropies

Image Description: A woman with very short dark hair appears to pass through a birth canal of other bodies. Photo by Fabio Minagawa.