Floor 3, Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theater
On the occasion of the 29th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Whitney celebrates access and inclusion for all with a performance of Many Ways to Raise a Fist by Jerron Herman.
To commemorate the many legacies of protest that intersect with his own histories, Herman interprets movement that celebrates both personal and collective defiance. Though he does not think of himself as an activist, could the use of this term reconcile typical and unfamiliar forms of protest for the artist? The performance includes music by various artists and costume design by Gerald and Cynthia Herman.
Jerron Herman is an interdisciplinary artist who has been featured with Heidi Latsky Dance (HLD) at Lincoln Center, American Dance Festival (ADF), and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others. He has been a principal member of HLD since 2011. Herman serves on the Board of Trustees at Dance/USA. He has shot for Tommy Hilfiger Adaptive, consulted for a Nike-sponsored project, and was profiled in Great Big Story. In 2018, he was a Snug Harbor PASS artist, a finalist for the inaugural Apothetae/Lark Play Development Lab Fellowship, and was nominated for a Fellowship in Dance from United States Artists. His latest solos include Phys. Ed. and Relative–a crip dance party. Jerron studied at Tisch School of the Arts and graduated from The King’s College.
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The Susan and John Hess Family Theater is equipped with an induction loop and infrared assistive listening system. Accessible seating is available.
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