Created and choreographed by Adam W. McKinney, Fort Worth Lynching Tour is an augmented reality social justice dance performance that takes audience members on a bicycle tour of sites associated with the lynching of Frederick Douglass “Fred” Rouse (d. December 12, 1921). Part bike tour, part immersive dance technological theater, part memorial activism, “Fort Worth Lynching Tour” asks Fort Worth, “What do we remember? How do we remember? And why do we remember?”
Adam W. McKinney is a former member of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Béjart Ballet Lausanne, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, and Milwaukee Ballet Company. He has led dance work across the U.S. and in Benin, Canada, England, Ghana, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Palestine, Poland, Rwanda, Serbia, Spain and South Africa. Named one of the most influential African-Americans in Milwaukee, WI by St. Vincent DePaul, McKinney is the Co-Director of DNAWORKS LLC, an arts and service limited liability company and organization committed to healing through the arts and dialogue. He holds a B.F.A. with high honors in Dance Performance from Butler University and an M.A. in Dance Studies with concentrations in Race and Trauma theories from NYU-Gallatin. McKinney is an Assistant Professor of Dance at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.