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In This Country - SATURDAY

a dance work by Perlizbeth De Leon presented by Fly on a Wall

In This Country - SATURDAY
In This Country - SATURDAY


Feb 03, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Atlanta, 1458 La France Street Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA


Fly on a Wall presents their second annual Big Show recipient, Perlizbeth De Leon (she/her), and her work In This Country. In This Country is performed by Cladia Thrasher (she/her), EC Fajardo (he/they), Julie Kim (she/her). This ticket is for Saturday, Feb 3rd at 7:30pm. 


Saturday Feb 3rd @ 7:30pm

Sunday Feb 4th @ 2pm


Moving in the Spirit

1458 La France Street NE

Atlanta, GA 30307


$25 in advance, $30 at the door

Students Only Discount: use code "STUDENTS" for a $15 ticket

Know Before You Go:

-Content Warnings: Mature Language Warning, Mention of Abuse, Incarceration, and Drowning

-refreshments available by donation

-restrooms available 

-run time of show: 50 minutes with a 10 minute intermission 

-no refunds or exchanges at this time


-free street parking available on La France and surrounding streets

-free parking at the Marta station but please check around for any signs

Entrance to the Marta Parking Deck: 

287-293 Mayson Ave NE

Atlanta, GA 30307

Perlizbeth says In This Country is a dance work based on her own experiences growing up as a Filipino American and not knowing who she was or what her culture was. She recalls being a 5 year old in kindergarten and drawing what she thought was a self portrait, only to be surprised when her teacher told her that she had had the skin color and hair color wrong, and that her eyes were not blue. In her young mind she perceived herself as being the same as everyone else around her. “Maybe I was just projecting what I wanted to look like?” She describes this as a formative moment in childhood that began her questioning of  who she was in the world. “That’s just one instance, there’s so many instances especially as a minority in America, it’s like Who am I? Where do I fit in? and that’s really the jist of In This Country. Where do we belong in this country? Who are we in this country? What are our goals and dreams in this country? and what are our roadblocks in this country?”

The evening length dance work hones in on the casts backgrounds and identities. “I can relate to them as who I am, but I wanted them to show their place and how they feel and what they are searching for in this country.” Perlizbeth describes the work as a lot of solo development for each dancer, with moments of relationality of those identities. “There’s a lot of coming together and coming apart, and seeing each other and not seeing each other. I think the work show’s that as an individual we can only handle so much, but coming together we can hold so much more, we can hold so much more space."

Fly on a Wall’s Big Show is a program that awards an artist $2,000 in unrestricted funds and a weekend of shows produced by Fly on a Wall. The Big Show recipient is chosen through an application process that is available to artists who have participated in Fly on a Wall’s annual works-in-process series Excuse The Art (ETA). The 2023 Big Show artist, Perlizbeth De Leon is presenting In This Country, an evening length work for a trio of dancers. “The Big Show platform has felt so important for me because, not only does it give me a space to showcase my work and have others watch it, it’s even just the idea that someone feels like I should be seen and my work should be seen makes me feel like I have a voice in this ecosystem of dance. Just the offer alone has instilled a confidence in me to create this work.” - Perlizbeth De Leon


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