From: Wharton Center for Performing Arts
2/16/2017 - 2/19/2017
East Lansing, MI 48824
Wharton Center has commissioned a new dance and theatre piece with Inlet Dance Theatre of Cleveland and playwright Jose Cruz Gonzalez. Among the Darkest Shadows tells the poignant stories of Lodi, a young victim of labor trafficking, and Pinta, a victim of sex trafficking. We follow their harrowing journey through contemporary enslavement and their struggle to be free. The story is told largely through innovative dance portraying the magical realism of Mr. Gonzalez's writing, featuring his signature style of larger-than-life characters, bold visuals, poetic images, and striking symbolism.