jess pretty
call and response

June 2024

photo by Brian Rogers

Performances will take place at The Chocolate Factory Theater, 38-33 24th Street, Long Island City.

call and response is a live performance, a book, a dinner party series, an archive, an installation, a methodology, and a practice in community. Choreographer/performer jess pretty turns toward her own story, lineages and memories as the site of choreographic creation; asking questions about herself, her family, about shame, about expectations, resiliency, secrets, slowness, pleasure, risk, stagnation, communication, and witnessing.

what are the things that make us?
where (who) did we get them from?
how do we discern what things we carry into the world? (how we build culture)
what things do we carry back into each other? (how we build community)