By dancing and telling their stories together, these men and their instructor challenge toxic masculinity, confront stigmas faced by incarcerated people, and break the taboo against dancing behind bars. Their shared desire for personal transformation and the creation of a new prison culture inspires hope for progressive reforms and the potential for dance to positively impact the lives of incarcerated people, their families, and communities.
Dancing in A-Yard
“Dancing in A-Yard” is an intimate look into the lives of ten men in a rehabilitative dance program in Los Angeles County’s California State Prison at Lancaster.
Thursday, October 5 @ 7:30 PM
Venue: ODC Theater
$15 General Admission
Director: Manuela Dalle
Choreographer: Dimitri Chamblas
(United States, 2023) 72 minutes