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Performance | dancing with my shadows: a journey to self discovery

Fri, Aug 9th 7:00 pm in the The Theater

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Exhibition Opening: FRI JUN 28 | 6-9PM
On View: FRI JUN 28 – SAT  AUG 17
Artist Talk: FRI JUL 12 | 6:30PM | Marquee Lounge
Workshop: THU AUG 1 | 6PM | Creativity Center
Performance: FRI AUG 9 | 7PM | The Theater

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Join us for a performance by resident artist HOPE followed by a Community Celebration! Blending burlesque and contemporary dance styles to resonate with shedding parts of yourself to find another, HOPE expresses the journey to self-love, discovery, and meeting with your inner self, inspiring flow and unity within the mind and body.

After the performance, visitors are invited to use the theater as an expressive space for free movement and shedding of their shadows in a Community Celebration & Dance Party with sound-bending frequencies by DJ Afr0delic! There will be food available for purchase to support local Black businesses. This is the final programming event in connection with HOPE’s solo exhibition “dancing with my shadows: a journey to self discovery” in Creative Alliance’s Amalie Rothschild Gallery. Come celebrate together!


6:30PM | Doors
7PM | Host Introduction
7:15PM | Performance
7:45PM | Intermission
8PM | Community Celebration & Dance party w/ DJ Afr0delic

About the Exhibition
dancing with my shadows: a journey to self-discovery” is an immersive solo exhibition exploring the evolution of HOPE, reflecting on her inner journey towards self-discovery. The artwork is a testament to HOPE’s exploration of her inner world, delving into the realms of spirituality, self-love, shadow work, and healing. These self-portraits capture moments of vulnerability and transformation, reflecting her personal quests to understand and accept her shadows and mental health, seeking inner peace.

Artist Bio
HOPE (Tonisha Hope McCorkle) is an interdisciplinary artist and performer whose canvas is not just a surface but a portal for healing. She creates transformative and emotionally resonant works of art through painting, collage, movement, and sculpture. Weaving together the threads of memories, color, and symbolism, HOPE constructs evocative representations that go beyond visual perception. Her creations provide a space for introspection, inviting viewers to explore the profound processes of transformation, intimacy, and self-discovery. Through her unique blend of storytelling and visual expression, HOPE’s art not only invites observation but encourages a deep, empathetic connection that transcends the canvas.

Through education and soul food, HOPE nurtures spirit and community by teaching healing through art to the youth and sharing her passion for cooking through immersive experiences. HOPE makes up half of the artist collective Hope and Faith ♡, an interdisciplinary art collaborative formed with twin sister, FAITH (Eleisha Faith McCorkle). Their work serves as testaments to healing by example, honoring the Black mother, spirit, food, and childlike wonder in the stories told through their scrolls, films, installations, and other creations.

HOPE’s vision extends beyond herself, embracing a higher purpose that dives deep into the soul, inviting others to join her on a journey of hope, healing, and exploration.

Special Thanks

This project is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council. To discover more about the Maryland State Arts Council and how they impact Maryland, visit

Maryland State Arts Council

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