Summer in the CityNiu Raza / Avery Gerhardt

Thursday / July 26, 2018 / 6:00 p.m.
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Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investments Plaza, 25 Harbor Shore Drive
United States
Niu Raza
Avery Gerhardt
Image courtesy of the artist
Image courtesy of the artist

Hailing from Madagascar, singer-songwriter Niu Raza has performed with record producer Don Jazzy and Grammy winner Hugh Masekela. Blending jazzy vocals with soul, African groove, Caribbean beats, and pop, her sound is full, mature, and alluring.

In addition, dancer Avery Gerhardt will lead a choreographic dance with students from Boston Conservatory at Berklee. How Does It Feel is a dance critique on the miscellaneous notions of how objects define space. The work asks several questions surrounding the permission given to male-bodied individuals in contrast with female and the possible consequence of those differences. The piece was then birthed through the fascination of emotion as a product of these objects in space and the reasons those generated sensations remain eternal.