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The Saartjie Project presents "Deconstructing the Myth of the Booty" in Baltimore, MD

16 Jan 2010 4:34 PM | Deleted user

“Deconstructing the Myth of the Booty” comes to the Strand Theater Company in Baltimore, January 2010!

WASHINGTON, DC -The Saartjie Project has garnered international attention for its boundary-stretching stage presentations that explores the mysticism, paradoxes and complexities surrounding the black female body. “Deconstructing the Myth of the Booty” is no exception. Voted a “Most Intriguing Pick” at the 2009 Capital Fringe Festival “Deconstructing the Myth” uses performance art to explore contemporary perceptions of gender, race, and power amidst the backdrop of the tumultuous life of 19th-century Saartjie Baartman, the company’s namesake.

Saartjie (pronounced Sar-kay) Baartman – was the South African woman paraded around Europe under the showname,“Hottentot Venus”. She was caged to show off her large buttocks, dissected upon her death and placed in a museum.

This January the Saartjie Project comes to Baltimore to bring her story to life. Founding Producer and Baltimore native Jessica Solomon said, “We are extremely excited about the production and are committed to using art as a catalyst of self-expression, self-definition and healing. This is not a performance to miss!” “Deconstructing the Myth of the Booty” will be at the Strand Theater Company, 1823 North Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201 Saturday, January 16th, 7:30pm and Sunday, January 17th, 3pm. $10 Students, $15 General admission. Tickets go on sale at www.thesaartjieproject.org on December 14th, 2009.

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