February 21-28, 2016 | April 11-17, 2016
Continuing their long-standing tradition of partnership and coalition building, New York-based Angela’s Pulse and New Orleans-based Junebug Productions are proud to present Dancing While Black: On Fertile Ground.
Three generations of Black women choreographers from across the nation will engage with New Orleans communities, culture bearers, and Black college students in an exploration of art making practices for social movement building. This collaboration is rooted in the past and present legacy of Black creative change-making that New Orleans has long been home to.
The choreographers – Nia Love (NYC), Jaimé Dzandu and Brittany Williams (NYC), and Onye Ozuzu (Chicago) – will spend one week in February teaching workshops across New Orleans, developing site-responsive performance at Xavier University, and sharing works-in-progress alongside local choreographers at Dancing Grounds. This cultural exchange will culminate in April with Dancing While Black: In Our Own Words, a public Story Circle process centering the voices of black dance makers, followed by a performance at the Contemporary Art Center New Orleans.