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Angee’s Journey: a documentary dance film
“Angee’s Journey” is based on the story of Angee Fenelon and Ernst Fenelon Jr., who was arrested on March 3rd, 1991, the same day that Rodney King was brutally beaten. They were both brought to the same LA Central Jail. After 14 1/2 years locked up, and 15 since getting out, what has sustained him all these years is his mother, Angee. Through film of his mother’s stories, visiting room polaroid images, gesture and text, choreographer Suchi Branfman, in deep collaboration with Mr. Fenelon and the dancers, bears witness to one woman’s journey to be with her son.
Performed by Branfman and Fenelon, who took his mother’s journey together in 2018, a chorus of dancers (Cynthia Irobunda, Amy Oden, Anna Paz and Tom Tsai), Angee (now in her eighties) and Ernst’s six-year old son.
Please join the makers of “Angee’s Journey” for a presentation of their documentary dance film, This live event will be followed by a Q&A with the artists and faciliated conversation around mass incarceration. The screening and discussion will provide an opportunity to understand the ways we are each somehow engaged with the prison industrial complex, whether consciously or unconsciously, and serve as an opportunity for viewers to become activated in addressing these issues in their community.
Presented by Scripps Dance and Dancing Through Prison Walls