NextLOOK ft. Joseph Webb: Prayers for a Hopeless Romantic: Lovers Rock
Prayers for a Hopeless Romantic: Lovers Rock is a performance art exhibition series that honors the liberation and eroticism of love. Through Black vernacular dance and reimagined visuals of historical album covers, this performance art exhibition celebrates the reggae sounds of Gregory Isaacs and culture of the lovers rock era of the 70s and 80s. The cast of Prayers for a Hopeless Romantic: Lovers Rock takes audience members on an interactive journey of movement prayers of courtship, heartbreak and back to love as the "Hopeless Romantic."
This event is part of NextLOOK. Established in 2014 through a partnership between The Clarice and Joe’s Movement Emporium, this program supports the development of new music, plays, dance and other experiences by performing artists based in DC, Maryland and Virginia who want to understand how their audience can become a creative partner. By removing logistical barriers and providing a sounding board for artists creating new work, NextLOOK invests in the regional DC/MD/VA arts ecology and creates an accessible, exploratory environment that connects intriguing artists with adventurous audiences. All performances are held at Joe’s Movement Emporium and are pay-what-you-wish.