may, 2016

21may3:00 pm10:00 pmDancing While Black: Healing and Holding Our Selvespresented in partnership with BAAD! The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance3:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance, 2474 Westchester Ave, Bronx, NY 10461Dancing While Black:Dancing While Black

Event Details

3:00pm Healing Afternoon with Harriet’s Apothecary| $5 Suggested Donation
8:00pm Last Night A DJ Gave Me Life | $10 General

 

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”
– Audre Lorde

Join us for a day honoring the necessity of self-care in the midst of artistic practice crafted in collaboration with healers and visionaries whose movement making is rooted in Black aesthetics and informed by radical community connection.

The afternoon opens with one-on-one sessions and communal experiences shepherded by Harriet’s Apothecary. This intergenerational healing village is led by the brilliance and wisdom of Black Cis Women, Queer and Trans healers, artists, health professionals, magicians, activists and ancestors. As the sun sets, we enter the world of Last Night a DJ Gave Me Life: DJ as Revolutionary, Dance as a Tool of Liberation. This dance workshop, led by Artist Monstah Black, DJ Manchildblack and Theater Artist Ashley Brockington, investigates a structural intervention in the current modality of protest by engaging the body and the beat as tools of liberation. Last Night a DJ Gave Me Lifeis a theatrical experiment where community can develop movement that embodies the call to justice.

Time

(Saturday) 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST

Location

BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance

2474 Westchester Ave, Bronx, NY 10461

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