april, 2016

11aprallday17Dancing While Black: On Fertile Grounda New Orleans partnership with Junebug Productions(All Day) EST Junebug Productions & Other New Orleans PartnersDancing While Black:Dancing While Black

Event Details

Dancing While Black: On Fertile Ground, presented by New York-based Angela’s Pulse and New Orleans-based Junebug Productions, engages three generations of Black women choreographers from across the nation with New Orleans communities, culture bearers, and Black college students. Through workshops, site-responsive performance, and work-in-progress showings, collaborators will explore art making practices for social movement building. This cultural exchange is rooted in the past and present legacy of Black creative change-making in New Orleans.

The choreographers – Nia Love (NYC), Jaimé Dzandu and Brittany Williams (NYC), and Onye Ozuzu (Chicago) – spent 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.

Time

april 11 (Monday) - 17 (Sunday) EST

Location

Junebug Productions & Other New Orleans Partners

Producer

Dancing While Black and Junebug Productions

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