Night Sweats: New Haven Pride Center
The New Haven Pride Center, in collaboration with the New Haven Mayor’s Task Force on AIDS and the Guardian Health Association, commissioned Night Sweats, a multimedia performance program that incorporates music composition, storytelling, dance, and video projection.
This project was commissioned in honor of the 32nd Annual World AIDS Day. Night Sweats is a poem originally written by one of Connecticut’s oldest living HIV+ activists Rev. Alexander Garbera in 1991, at the apex of AIDS-related deaths in the United States. Under the artistic direction of composer Noah Michael Smith, Night Sweats (the poem) has been transformed into a musical landscape and is brought to life through the music, movement, and video projection. The musical piece will be set to movement by acclaimed Hartford-born dancer Arien Wilkerson.