Celebration of Peace- One Love
DATE: Saturday- August 29th, 2020
TIME: 2-5 PM
WHERE: Black Lives Matter Mural, Fulton St.
between New York Ave and Brooklyn Ave
BROOKLYN, NY 11216
Tribal Truths Collection - Moshood - Soma Bags - Woza Cephas Head Art - Javier Gooden - Nyemba Seales - Pat Hall - Ismael Kouyate - Angels of Transformation - Mateo d'Amato - Tamangoh VanCayseele - Yailenne Escobar - Calvin Booker - Talu Green - Norva Alleyne - Ryan Greenidge - SYEP- Qaasim Middleton - Marcelle Lashly Davis - James Davis Ezekial Edwards - Shandale Ricketts - Isaiah Schetelick - Chauncie Parchment - Vena Cooper - Cheryl Todmann - Jennifer Williams - Felicia Wilson Miller- Christine McLeod - Kate Griffler - Yvette White -Sandy Lawrence - Lauren Cyrus - Keiarah Waters - Melinda Walker - Selah Bah - Zoisa Simmons - Liz Jossick - Donna Coulter - Hopie Lyn Burrows - Debbie Buie - Anna de Pagan - Alisha Zebulon- Raven McRae-Traone - Antionette Robinson - Jessie Adler - Kenya Cagle - Nyemah Stuart - Khadija Shari - Leresa Gripper - Wendyann Smith - Victor Reddick - Zoisa Simmons - Ruth Sistaire - Rihanah Brunette - Anna Schneider-Mayerson - Jamilla Carr
Peace One Love
CO Artists Celebration
When? Sat. Aug 29 @ 2PM to 5:30PM
Where? Restoration Plaza Mural
Fulton Street, between New York Ave & Brooklyn Ave
Dance, Theatre, Spoken Word, Live Music, Open Classes & More
KanKouran West African Dance Company, September 4-6, 2020 for its 37th Annual African Dance Conference, "Moving Forward With Hope and Strength." This virtual event features three days of classes in traditional African Dance taught by Master Teachers from Senegal, Mali, Liberia, Guinea, and the Congo!
Tickets on sale now! For more information, please visit www.kankouran.org.
.FROM THE FOLKS AT Cleo Parker Robinson Dance & The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities:
In its first major virtual offering since the March COVID-19 shutdown, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance and The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities present Out Of The Box: A Virtual Celebration of Dance and historic legacy by the two organizations with seminal social justice themes from the 1960s and 70s. Webcast Saturday, August 22 at 8 p.m. and streaming online through Friday, August 28, this program features documentary footage of two of Cleo Parker Robinson’s masterworks from the 1980s--Run Sister Run and Lush Life. Robinson is seen in conversation with CPRD co-founder and poet-in-residence Schyleen Qualls Brown, discussing the legacy of both works. Viewers will see scenes from the 1983 World Premiere of Lush Life at the Arvada Center which featured a performance by Dr. Maya Angelou, along with excerpts performed by the current CPRD Ensemble. Robinson will also be seen in her original portrayal of Angela Davis in scenes excerpted from the documentary film of the development of Run Sister Run, and discuss the development of the documentary with director Margie Soo Hoo Lee and Qualls Brown. Music in Run Sister Run was composed by Gordon Parks, director of the 1971 film SHAFT; the documentary also includes numerous scenes and interviews with Parks.This online virtual event includes bonus content: the Dancer’s Perspective from the viewpoint of several current CPRD Ensemble members. Featured will be an excerpt of Mourners Bench, the historic 1947 work, choreographed by the iconic Talley Beatty, with commentary from CPRD Ensemble member Tyvese Littlejohn who performed the solo work at the American Dance Festival in 2019. In contrast will be footage and commentary on Donald McKayle’s solo piece, LaNiña, (part of Uprooted: Pero Replantado), performed by CPRD Ensemble Principal Dancer Chloé-Grant Abel. Uprooted was McKayle’s second-to-last work; CPRD has the greatest number of rights to McKayle’s work—more than any other dance organization anywhere.
Tickets can be purchased online at cleoparkerdance.org/events for $10 per household; streaming is available August 22 through August 28.
Park Avenue Armory has launched an interactive digital portal that allows audiences to explore new commissions by 100 women artists and cultural creators, including Carrie Mae Weems, Toshi Reagon, Renee Cox, Staceyann Chin, Zoë Buckman, and more. Unveiled on August 18—the date of the Amendment’s ratification—during an online viewing party (watchable here), the archive and artist projects are part of the Armory’s 100 Years | 100 Women initiative, a partnership with lead partner National Black Theatre and nine other New York City cultural institutions including the Met and the Apollo, who together commissioned these artists to respond to the centennial of the 19th Amendment.
QUEER|ART ANNOUNCES JUDGES FOR THIRD ANNUAL EVA YAA ASANTEWAA GRANT FOR QUEER WOMEN(+) DANCE ARTISTS $7K GRANT SUPPORTS CREATION OF NEW WORK
Queer|Art, NYC’s home for the creative and professional development of LGBTQ+ artists, is pleased to announce the judges for the third annual Eva Yaa Asantewaa Grant for Queer Women(+) Dance Artists: creative consultant/strategist, choreographer, and producer Torya Beard, dancer, teacher, and choreographer Leah Wilks, multidisciplinary artist, wound and word worker Ni’Ja Whitson.
The $7,000 grant will be awarded US-based artists for making cutting-edge dance and movement-based performance work. Queer|Art highly encourages self-identified women, gender-nonconforming, and nonbinary artists to apply for this grant. Named in honor of visionary dance curator, critic, and educator Eva Yaa Asantewaa, the grant is administered through Queer|Art by a panel of queer women and nonbinary judges and seeks to highlight the important contributions queer women and nonbinary artists have made to dance throughout history.
Read more HERE
YARD ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, DAVID R. WHITE, RETIRES AFTER 50 YEARS OF SERVICE TO FIELD&NEW YARD LEADERSHIP ANNOUNCED
FROM THE FOLKS AT THE YARD:
David R. White, legendary producer and champion of American contemporary dance, is announcing his retirement after a decade of revitalizing The Yard, the renowned performing arts center in Chilmark, MA on Martha’s Vineyard. His retirement culminates a five-decade career as a leading and lauded mastermind in the field of contemporary dance and performance in the United States.
White came to prominence as Artistic Director and Executive Producer of Dance Theater Workshop (now New York Live Arts) from 1975-2003 where he discovered, launched and sustained the careers of scores of renowned artists in dance, theater and performance. White had been asked by the founders of DTW, Jeff Duncan, Arthur Bauman and Jack Moore, to take the helm of DTW when it moved from its original location in Duncan’s loft to 219 West 19th Street. White created The National Performance Network, a national touring circuit, The Suitcase Fund which supports international touring by small dance companies, and “Making It,” a model educational initiative for students from preschool through high school which embeds movement in academic practice. He also established the New York Dance and Performance (“Bessie”) Awards in 1984 and was a principal editor of The Poor Dancer’s Almanac, an essential resource guide for dancers. All have endured. His artistic programming merged aesthetics and ethics through a self-avowed “liberal, multi-cultural lens,” which has long been distinguished by its diversity and inclusivity. His work, as he saw it, was to “set about to organize our wilderness of independent research and experimentation” so that choreographers would have a life beyond the centers that brought them up. Over the last 50 years he’s fulfilled that promise.
Last month, The Yard's Board of Directors appointed Chloe Jones as the new Executive Director. Jones has been with the organization since 2015, through a critical period of growth. She has worked in both development and programs, serving as Director of Development & Associate Producer from 2017-2020. She was most recently in the role of Interim Executive Director, working alongside White on programming and administration, and successfully led The Yard through the early months of COVID-19. Jones brings a lifelong dedication to dance to her work at The Yard.
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