Hoptown

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Hoptown is an immersive dance performance that envelops witnesses in the sistering methodologies of black girls and women thriving each other over generations. It is inspired by the near parallel lives of two women from Abadoo’s ancestral hometown of Hopkinsville "Hoptown," Kentucky: her mother, Regina Bowden, and Black feminist writer, bell hooks.


An evening-length journey designed to mirror the path of 2017’s total solar eclipse (uniquely visible from Hopkinsville, KY) Hoptown reveals generations-long confidences as a guide for black girls blooming in any place or time. This work is supported by the National Performance Network 2021 Creation Fund. It is a co-commission of the PennyRoyal Arts Council Alhambra Theater and Dance Place.