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SEP
19
The Impossible Room: A Live Per­for­mance
Date:
Sunday, 19 Sep 2021
Time:
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
MSU Auditorium, Room 12
Department:
Asian Studies Center
Event Details:

The Impossible Room is inspired by a photo showing a man and his wife on one side, and his parents on the other side of a worn black line at the Haskell Free Library and Opera House, in Stanstead, Quebec, and Derby Line, Vermont. This venue has become a meeting point for people who can't cross borders due to multiple reasons.

The Impossible Room explores how contemporary dance might embody ideas separation, border-crossing, intersection, and enforcement, and how bodies "mark their space as citizens or non-citizens". In this age of geopolitical tension, this performance reminds us that borders are fictions created by humans as real and menacing as we choose to make them.

Dedicated to all immigrants around the world.

Funded by the Humanities and Research Program (HARP), MSU Muslim Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, and the Delia Koo Faculty Endowment.