Reggie Wilson: Grounds That Shout! (And Others Merely Shaking)

2 - 4 May 2019
Church of the Advocate, 1801 Diamond Street, Philadelphia, PA 19121


World premiere of Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group’s "...they stood shaking while others began to shout," 2018. Pictured: Hadar Ahuvia and Gabriela Silva. Photo by Ian Douglas.

Partners for Sacred Places collaborates with Philadelphia Contemporary, Danspace Project, and award-winning choreographer Reggie Wilson to present a series of performances exploring relationships among religion, movement, race, and the body, with a focus on the African American religious experience and in the context of Philadelphia’s historic sacred spaces.

Wilson will also curate performances by Philadelphia-based artists at three Society Hill religious sites in a processional series on May 11, highlighting the broad narrative history of these spaces and their present-day status in a rapidly changing city.

Event dates and times:

  • May 2, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
  • May 3, 2019 at 8 p.m.
  • May, 4, 2019 at 8 p.m.