Slide Creating and producing
collaborative performance work
dedicated to building community
and illuminating bold, new stories
Creating and producing collaborative performance work dedicated to building community and illuminating bold, new stories
Dancing While Black

An artist-­led initiative that supports the diverse work of Black dance artists by cultivating platforms for process, performance, dialogue and documentation
Dancing While Black

An artist-­led initiative that supports the diverse work of Black dance artists by cultivating platforms for process, performance, dialogue and documentation
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Dancing While Black Journal
An iterative performance project rooted in the vanishing fishing tradition
of choreographer Paloma McGregor’s 95-year-old father

What do we take with us, leave behind & return to reclaim?
Building A Better Fishtrap An iterative performance project rooted in the vanishing fishing tradition of choreographer Paloma McGregor’s 95-year-old father
What do we take with us, leave behind
& return to reclaim?
Building A Better Fishtrap

Upcoming Events

january 2021

25sepallday07mayAngela's Pulse in Residence at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)(All Day) EST Angela's Pulse:Commission

february 2021

25sepallday07mayAngela's Pulse in Residence at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)(All Day) EST Angela's Pulse:Commission

march 2021

25sepallday07mayAngela's Pulse in Residence at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)(All Day) EST Angela's Pulse:Commission

In the News

Reflections from the Community

CADD 2018 conference participants gather for a group photo.
09 Mar: Dance Black Joy: Global Affirmations and Defiance
In February, A. Nia Austin-Edwards, a longtime Angela's Pulse collaborator, attended Dance Black Joy: Global Affirmations and Defiance. The 3-day convening was a dynamic space of dialogue, performance and celebration; she reflected some voices and residue from the experience in poetry.

Projects

Building a Better Fishtrap
Dancing While Black
Follow the Water Walks
Blood Dazzler
Blood Dazzler
Tune into the first @blackdancestories of 2021 with Paloma McGregor and Yusha-Marie Sorzano, @ymsorzano. This Thursday, January 21 at 6pm. 

#BlackDanceStories 
#DancingWhileBlack
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"Dancing while Black requires the work of human beings who believe in the practice of freedom." 
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​May this day remind you that you are free. Our ancestors fought for that right. Feel free to move, to smile, to glow, to scream, to be who you are. As you are. 
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​##DancingWhileBlack
​#HappyMLKDay
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Check out this opportunity to learn skills and frolic in nature. Spend 4 days and 3 nights on the Long Trail in Mount Tabor, VT and learn the basics of backpacking, fire building, knot tying, and navigation, through a forest bathing lens while reclaiming your ancestral relationship to land and place. Rusty Anvil is offering scholarships for both of these events up to $100 and NO ONE will be turned away for a lack of funds. So please do not hesitate to reach out if funds are a potential barrier for you. All funds are put towards facilitation, providing local fresh food for participants, and for campsite reservations.
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​When: May 20-23, 2021 and June 17-20, 2021
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​For questions contact Raei@the-rusty-anvil.land
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​#ForestBathing #Immersion #Reclamation
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"For me, dancing while black is like driving while Black. I am who I am. Driving gets me where I'm going, just as dance has done. And, I know people have opinions about the kind of "car" I drive, how I drive it, and whether or not I should be driving it. 
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​Sounds a lot like dance to me."
​-James A. Frazier
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​#DancingWhileBlack
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@blackdancestories is back! Save the date for January 21, 2021, when BDS will feature Paloma McGregor and Yusha-Marie Sorzano. Don't worry. We'll remind you too😀! Thank you @blackdancestories

#BlackDanceStories
#DancingWhileBlack
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We are thankful for you! Happy New year to you all!
​#DancingWhileBlack #HappyNewYear
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May this New Year bring you into yourself
Away from the shadows of fear
Away from the shadow of insecurity 
Deeper into acknowledging your greatness
You are your ancestors dreams come into fruition 
You are flow and beat
Love and glory
Fortitude and Gratitude!
You are enough!!!

Happy New Days Ahead from the Angelas Pulse family! Love and Light to you all❤💛💚💜

TBT to Paloma McGregor sharing a movement excerpt from Building a Better Fishtrap/Phase 2 at @baxarts May 2016

Photo by @WhitneyBrownePhotography
#liveartery #livefeed #BuildingaBetterFishtrap #Fishtrap
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May we all strive 
to understand 
what it means to be YOU
Authentically you
With love 
With respect! 

#happyholidays
#DancingWhileBlack 
#LoveAndPeace
#AngelasPulse
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