february, 2017

12feb2:00 pm4:00 pmwe (been) here: Public ForumHosted by The Skeleton Architecture2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, 280 Broadway, Entrance at 53A Chambers New York, NY 10007Dancing While Black:Dancing While BlackAngela's Pulse:Guest Appearance

Event Details

Moderated by Eva Yaa Asantewaa with panelists Charmaine Warren, Paloma McGregor, and Ni’Ja Whitson

The Skeleton Architecture is a vessel of Black womyn and gender nonconforming artists rooted in the rigor and power of the collective in practice. We create, organize, advocate, gather, curate, perform, play, challenge, and teach through the deep of our ancestral knowledges toward the liberated future of our worlds.

we (been) here is a communing of members of The Skeleton Architecture to explore embodied archive, communal selfhood, and the divine everyday. Inspired by Dr. Kariamu Welsh Asante’s description of Africanist memory as “a conscious and subconscious calling upon the ancestors, gods, mind to permit the flow of energy,” we will move, sit, talk, write, draw, conjure and vision, through both private and public practices.

Presented in partnership with EYA Projects, Angela’s Pulse/Dancing While Black and Gibney Dance.

At this public form, we will discuss lineage, Black magic(k) and why collectivism matters now. Panelists will respond to a passage from Audre Lorde’s essay “Poetry Is Not a Luxury”: “These places of possibility within ourselves are dark because they are ancient and hidden; they have survived and grown strong through darkness. Within these deep places, each one of us holds an incredible reserve of creativity and power, of unexamined and unrecorded emotion and feeling. The woman’s place of power within each of us is neither white nor surface; it is dark, it is ancient, and it is deep.”

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(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST


Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center

280 Broadway, Entrance at 53A Chambers New York, NY 10007