february, 2017

11feb10:30 am4:00 pmwe (been) here: collective workshop offering for Black artistsHosted by The Skeleton Architecture10:30 am - 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

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.

These workshops are offered as a safer space for Black bodies to collect and center ourselves in particular solidarity.

Roots and Relativity: 10:30 – 11:45 am
Facilitated by Maria Bauman and Samantha Speis

we free/with you: 1:00 – 2:15 pm
Facilitated by Marguerite Hemmings and Angie Pittman

Epic Memory Lab: 2:30 – 4:00 pm
Facilitated by Nia Love, in collaboration with TSA members

Click HERE to register to participate.


(Saturday) 10:30 am - 4:00 pm EST


Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center

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