Join Threads Dance Project for a virtual presentation of

Objet de Desir Inaccessible (Unattainable Object of Desire)

Saturday, Oct. 24th, 7 – 8 pm CST
Sunday, Oct. 25th, 7 – 8 pm CST


Threads Dance Project created a work inspired by Marie Benoist’s painting Portrait d’une Negress, which hangs in the Louvre. The 1800 premiere of this painting was described by critics as a “Tache (stain)”.  The critics’ denigration of the image of a Black woman over two hundred years ago, is still emblematic of society today

Choreographed by Threads Artistic Director Karen L. Charles, the work addresses the issues of race and sex depicted in works of art, and how they manifest themselves in society both past and present. This work premiered in the galleries at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) in November 2019. There was such a positive community response to our Mia performance that we are excited to share this encore presentation to expand community discussion.

The Saturday evening presentation will begin with a conversation about the creation of this work with Karen L. Charles. Sunday afternoon’s showing will be followed by an audience discussion and Q & A with Charles and performers.


                 Tickets are $25

If you wish to further support the new Threads Dance Nexus, we happily accept Donations of any amount beyond the ticket price.

You must purchase your ticket at least 24 hours before a show to receive the link.  Thank you.