"...writing paper was not allowed at the Monteville State Jail, in Uncasville, Connecticut, where Sanders resided August 8-24, 1961 on a charge attempting to swim aboard a Polaris submarine in a peace demonstration, so this poem was created on the insides of cigarette packs and scrolls of toilet paper. then smuggled out in his shoe."
Jon Lehrer invites 3 dancer/choreographers to create new works inspired by Poem From Jail, a poem by Edward Sanders. The poem will be read be three different readers including Sanders, Michael Basinski and Annette Taylor . The readers will work with the choreographers in the interpretation of the poems. Dancers include Melanie Aceto, Leah Fiore and Nancy Hughes.
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