DC: Renaissance in the Belly of a Killer Whale
Busboys and Poets
1025 5th St, NW
Harlem KW Project, LLC Presents: Renaissance in the Belly of a Killer Whale
Renaissance in the Belly of a Killer Whale uniquely tells the story of three young women’s love affair with Harlem from youth to young adulthood through a montage of spoken word poetry, theatre, dance, and song. It explores the conflicts in coming to terms with a gentrified Harlem. The ladies grapple with the positive aspects of gentrification, such as increased security, new businesses, and more resources, but also the negative aspects, such as displacement of residents, the higher cost of living, and a cultural loss.