Sydnie L. Mosley Dances Presents as a part of International Anti-Street Harassment Week, The Window Sex Project World Premiere at the Red Carpet Theater at Taino Towers, 240 East 123rd Street, Harlem, NY 10035. General Admission Seating: $20.00. Tickets sold on Eventbrite.
THE WINDOW SEX PROJECT is a dance-theater work that addresses and tackles the every day practice, in which women are “window shopped,” that is forced to bear unsolicited verbal harassment from men while walking on the street. The Window Sex Project gives voice to these concerns and restores agency to women by equipping them to manage street harassment, and uses the body, the site of harassment, as a mode of political action. The artists join in support of organizers worldwide in order to speak out against gender-based street harassment during International Anti-Street Harassment Week, March 18-24, 2012.
The work places five women of varying races and body types on pedestals in an art gallery setting, forcing audiences to contend with the objectification of the female body in a contemporary society. The project aims to equally celebrate all the bodies illustrating how each woman’s sexuality is unique to her rather than outside perceptions.
The Window Sex Project is a Harlem community arts and performance initiative created in part through workshops over the course of summer 2011 with women ages 18-35. The workshops provided a safe and supportive space for women to voice their concerns and share their experiences about street harassment, learn ways to respond and manage harassment on a day-to-day basis, and feel empowered through shared experience. The final dance work voices their concerns and restores agency by celebrating their bodies in a public artwork by the community for the community.