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"HaMapah" w/Adam McKinney

The Lewistown Art Center is thrilled to be hosting renowned dancer, Adam McKinney, and his continued project HaMapah / The Map for the week of August 10th – 16th. HaMapah/The Map is a multimedia dance journey that traces the intersections of Adam McKinney's African American, Native American, and Jewish heritages, weaving contemporary dance with archival material, personal interviews, Yiddish and American songs, and video set to traditional, contemporary, and classical music. In the piece, McKinney explores issues of identity, ancestry, and family. 
After premiering HaMapah/The Map in 2010 in New York City, McKinney, DNAWORKS Co-Director Daniel Banks, and filmmaker Laura Bustillos Jáquez are reenvisioning the work as a film. The three are traveling to McKinney’s ancestral homes to reimagine the relationships between dance and historical spaces. They recently returned from Kraków, Poland where they initiated the first phase of the work.
McKinney is the great grandson of Harry and Sylvia Allweiss of Harlowton, MT, who opened “The Hub” Department Store ca. 1917, and the great great nephew of Joe and Jessie Alweis of Lewistown, MT, who opened “The Hub” (now Jason’s Men’s Store) ca. 1912. 
Join us for a brief performance and presentation of HaMapah/The Map, to meet McKinney, Banks, and Jáquez, and for light refreshments at the Lewistown Art Center.

Earlier Event: August 11
Artist Reception: Rowan Hyman
Later Event: August 14
Summer Fun Camp: Doodle Bugs