Check out writings from Dancing While Black Founder Paloma McGregor and other community members in
How do we imagine twenty-first century configurations of performance curation and presenting that acknowledge the particular concerns of audiences and artists of color?
How does performance that relates to people of color fit into trends of contemporary curatorial practice?
This gathering of presenters, performers, scholars, curators, and managers examined how our work can focus on the involvement, investment, and creative growth of people of color. In a two-day symposium, participants will share their work and insights to produce focused thinking about the future of live art/performance/performing arts curation, with special attention to communities of African, Caribbean, and Latin@ interests.
The Dancing While Black Fellowship brings together eight emerging Black choreographers who have invested in and supported the Dancing While Black community since the initiative began in 2012. These artists are looking to push their personal and artistic boundaries while interrogating the boundaries of dance. They will spend six months engaged in a collective developmental process that includes workshops with seasoned artists Onye Ozuzu, Jawole Zollar and Ishmael Houston-Jones. The fellowship culminates in a work-in-progress showing at BAX in March of 2016.
After three years of collaborating with so many phenomenal Black dance artists and partner organizations, we are excited about additional support from the Surdna Foundation and Engaging Dance Audiences will allow us to deepen our work and broaden our reach with three initiatives:
Dancing While Black: Shouting from the Edges, a new model of partnering with communities with Historically Black Colleges to curate and present Story Circles, panels, performance and Master Classes for the Masses. In 2015-16, we will pilot this program in New Orleans in partnership with longtime collaborator Stephanie McKee, artistic director of Junebug Productions.
Dancing While Black: In Our Own Words, a new digital journal which will launch in Fall 2016
Dancing While Black Fellowship, bringing together eight emerging Black choreographers in a collective developmental process
Come see the latest project by Angela’s Pulse: “Building a Better Fishtrap” this Saturday, April 28 at 2 p.m.
We will perform dance-theater explorations of the themes water, memory and home as part of a day of dance that coincides with the fantastic This Side of Paradise exhibit at Freedman House in the Bronx.
Come for the dancing, stay for the exhibit.
When: 2 p.m. performance
Where: Ballroom of Freedman House, 1125 Grand Concourse, Bronx 10452
Cost: Free (by donation)
More info: http://www.nolongerempty.org/nc/home/what-we-do/exhibitions/exhibition/this-side-of-paradise/
See you there!
Dazzle us with Support!!!
Please join us for a cocktail reception, silent auction, performance excerpts, and dialog about the genesis and collaborative development of Blood Dazzler. Special performances by Lizan Mitchell, Rhea Patterson, and Patricia Smith.
See attached invitation for details.
Benefit Ticket Prices
$500 Brunch with Collaborators, 2 Premium Benefit Tickets
$75: Benefit Ticket
$25: Student/ Hard Times Benefit Ticket
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
A choreoplay based on poetry by Patricia Smith
Conceived and created by Paloma and Patricia McGregor
World Premiere at Harlem Stage September 23rd to 26th.
A tale of the storm we should have seen coming and the sociopolitical firestorm left in its wake. Based on Patricia Smith’s award-winning book, Blood Dazzler embodies Katrina as a troubled, otherworldly woman hungry for fame, destruction and revelation.
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Check out video from Blood Dazzler to premier in Fall 2010. This dance theater work is based on Patricia Smith’s award-winning poetry collection about Hurricane Katrina, produced by Angela’s Pulse, directed by Patricia McGregor and choreographed by Paloma McGregor. Please pass on this link to folks who might want to support this work.