Bronzeville burlesque artist reimagines church service to commemorate black women in history

alt text By Carolyn Chen, Reporter, The Real Chi

On Sept. 13th to 15th, Chicago-based performance artist Po’Chop created “The People’s Church of the G.H.E.T.T.O (greatest history ever told to our people)” at Blanc Gallery, Bronzeville. In this performance, she used elements of dance, storytelling, and striptease to pay homage to black women whose work impacted Bronzeville. She believes that it is her job to seek out untold stories of those black women and help people remember them.