Follow the development of Activate (Be)Longing in Blacksburg, VA.
"I'll try to break open instead of apart."
Nancy Harder - Described by the Classical Voice of North Carolina as showing “guts and passion” and being “emotive and artful,” Harder has performed across the United States and Europe. Nancy has resided on the music faculty at Virginia Tech, teaching piano to majors as well as advanced keyboard harmonization and aural skills. Nancy is known as an out-of-the-box thinker and musician and is currently engaged in wide variety of performance, collaborative, educational, and creative endeavors.
Dialogue, performance, and exploration with countless events starting Wednesday, March 27th. Check out the different opportunities outside of the performance within the Blacksburg community.
Why do young people in this country shoot each other, or get shot?
And how do I recover from losing young people I knew, or not?
And how can I and the people I love get these shootings to stop?
I don’t know. I’m asking you. A few questions are all I got.
Is it the feelings smothered? The times I was Othered?
The dumb boys who say things? The toy guns? My playthings?
The rules of gender—the roles they make me fit in?
The school agenda—the rows they make me sit in?
The label that sticks? The failure? The cliques?
Is it the media I’m glued to, the video games, the porn
so I’ve screwed and killed a million nameless people since I was born?