From The Archive of
In Honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and National Dance Day
presents a special and rare archival performance of “SHE, a Choreoplay on Thursday, April 29th
50% of all ticket sales will be donated to The Domestic Violence Hotline.
A Virtual Experience
A LIVE introduction by Jinah Parker
A Live stream of the full show HERE Art Center 2017
Followed by a LIVE post show discussion with the cast.
Take a look below to discover more about the show. View the
original program from the 2017 HERE Art Center Run in NYC, then explore other archival documents and footage in addition to a new curriculum and helpful resources.
She whispered in my ear...
"I AM SHE, I have a story. This gave me courage, this gave me my voice.” — Audience Member, HERE Arts Center
The best way to describe SHE is the VAGINA MONOLOGUES meets FOR COLORED GIRLS in the 21st century. SHE is about ending violence against women and girls. It is about what happens to women like Sandra Bland; it is about all female identified individuals and it is about healing and empowerment. There is dance, there are monologues and dialogue between the women. There is music, there is film, and there is truth-telling in ways we feel break new ground in theater. Indeed SHE is a piece of art, but it doubles as a powerful movement, extending beyond the stage with educational tools, workshops, and a curriculum/study guide. It is an artistic mirror for our past and present political social climate. SHE's power lies in its ability to say the unsaid. It attaches to the voice in your head, your heart, and your soul by operating on what is most difficult for us to say out loud – the truth.
"With "She," Jinah Parker Triumphs Over A Culture That Abuses Woman"
Notes From The Creator
"SHE is a groundbreaking work of art, a community gathering, and a safe space all in one."
I created SHE out of a need—a need to challenge myself, and a need for women to be heard and experience a sense of release.
After some reflection I realized that I have been living in oppression for years and I believe it to be no coincidence that I ended up choosing a theme that presents other women who have been oppressed. Our subconscious is able to speak volumes even when our voice does not. In many ways I believe this is as much of a healing for me as it is for the survivors portrayed in the production.
SHE is an artistic form of self-expression to promote healing from sexual abuse and violence. Over the past months four brave women have made the decision to step forward to share their stories of sexual violence. They have allowed me to turn their stories into dance narrative and agreed to dance along side professional dancers. My casts’ dedication to this process and sense of openness has made this journey incredible. This has been the most rewarding choreographic process that I have ever embarked upon. SHE has opened me up to a group of new people, a new since of self-worth, confidence, and freedom. Together we can empower change.
Discover more about Jinah here.
"passionate and necessary"
The Voices of SHE
The pain has not stopped! The cycle repeats itself and individuals are left with the hurt and pain of their experiences. There is still a need to increase awareness, advocate, and help survivors heal, stand strong and thrive!
More Archival Videos Here!
“What a passionate piece filled with such devotion and care. The cast of dancers and poets were wonderful and your dancing was gorgeous. I was so moved by your inclusion of me.”
V: Formally Eve Ensler
Get to know the cast
View the original program from the HERE Art Center Production, 2017.
Into The Future
"Affirmed, Empowered, Joyful"
— Workshop Participant
Bring SHE to your institution
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Get an earful of inspiration each month!
Upbeat, sometimes serious and always uplifting! Come Hell or High Water: Stories of women overcoming is a space of collective healing and connectivity through storytelling. Your host Jinah Parker, emotional wellness coach and multifaceted women, has creatively curated this space to support women on their journey to self actualization. Each month we will be gifted with a special guest's heart centered tale of overcoming and a tool box of resources to support us on our everyday journey through life! Here, we leave our baggage behind, gain clarity, use our gifts and live in our light! You are sure to end each episode uplifted, encouraged and inspired.
Special episode with the cast of SHE here!
A Curriculum Based On Arts & Activism
"SHE is a powerful play that promotes greater awareness around sexual and gender violence. The Choreoplay uplifts women who've been directly impacted to speak out, share stories, and find safe space with each other. As a vocal advocate for all women, I'm proud to support art that not only entertains, but educates and empowers others to take action and create change. SHE is a must-see production of dynamic performances integrated with real-life stories."
—New York Attorney General Letitia James
Explore the curriculum here!
A list of basic resources for those affected by sexual and other forms of domestic violence.
"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about."
— Wendy Mass