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Naked Narratives at the Huntington

A movement, a moment—a fleeting phrase to remind you of where you began and who you’ve become. On September 14th, 2017 we invite you to an intimate exhibition of song, dance, and narrative crafted by Naked Narratives and Sokamba Performing Arts Company, inspired by Elizabeth Montagu. The founder of the first feminist writing salon, Montagu’s Bluestockings Society paved the way for femme-identified poets and authors alike. Continuing this tradition, since 2014 Naked Narratives has hosted feminist coteries across the globe, using storytelling to uplift and empower marginalized voices. Featuring narrators from its most recent program with the /FIVE Arts Initiative at The Huntington Library, Naked Narratives is collaborating with the Sokamba Performing Arts Company to create an exclusive evening performance in which fifteen queer, femme poets, musicians, and dancers of color will share their stories. Engaging with themes rooted in the body and the human experience, this sensory showcase will add identity and instinct to the discourse of The Montagu Collection. Celebrating the beauty of all our hard-earned lessons and paying homage to the ones that taught them to us.

Later Event: September 25
SOKAMBA Community Dance Classes