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Dancers rehearse parts from 'Based on Images.'
Dancers from Wideman/Davis Dance, including Tanya Wideman-Davis (far left) and Thaddeus Davis (second from left) rehearse “Based On Images: A Katrina Story.”

Based on Images

“ ‘Based on Images’ examines the desperate and frustrating days in the aftermath of Katrina when everything in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast hung in the balance,” said Davis.

The performance combines movement with dialogue to depict Katrina images. The dialogue is based on research and the books, “Come Hell or High Water: The Color of Disaster” by Michael Eric Dyson, “The Great Deluge” by Douglas Brinkley and “Breach of Faith” by Jed Horne. Music is from Ryuichi Sakamoto’s album, “1996.”

“It is important to be relevant to what is going on today,” Wideman-Davis said. “Our work is about creating movement that inspires discussion and dialogue, instead of just making movement that is about itself alone.”

For more information about “Based on Images,” contact Kevin Bush at 803-777-9353.

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Based on Images

  • What: Performance art based on media images of Hurricane Katrina.
  • When: May 27 - 28.
  • Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 for students, $7 for children 12 and younger. Advance tickets available at Carolina Coliseum box office, via phone at 803-777-5112, online at and at door.
  • Contact: Kevin Bush, 803-777-9353.




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