Join us for the virtual premiere of the BRIClab work-in-progress performance of For C.J.. The performance will be available for streaming at 7pm EDT on Friday, October 23rd, 2020. Time to Talk with Davalois Fearon, a post-performance discussion with historian, dancer, curator, and co-creator of Black Dance Stories, Charmaine Warren, will occur at 8:00 pm ET. The For C.J. Virtual Premiere was also supported by a 2020 Project Grant from New Music USA.
Learn more about For C.J. on the DFD website.
For tickets go to www.davaloisfearon.com/virtualtheater
Artist Talk with Amanda L. Edwards and Nyugen Smith
On Zoom, Friday, October 23 at 6:00 PM ETJoin us for an artist talk with Amanda L. Edwards and Nyugen Smith!
Smith and Edwards have collaborating on a video piece over the past few months — debuting on the side of Maxon Mills in early December — as one of three artist teams sponsored by an NEA Art Works grant for community-engaged public art projects. The talk will cover how their collaborative process has developed since their residencies in July 2018, how they’ve adapted their practices for large-scale projection work, and will maybe (maybe!) include a sneak preview of the piece itself. There'll be plenty of time for audience questions, too.
Nyugen Smith, photo by Raquel Pérez-Puig
Women of Color in the Arts - Cultivating Arts Leaders of Color: Program Applications Due 10/22/20 - TODAY!
Cultivating Arts Leaders of Color
The 2021 WOCA Leadership through Mentorship Program
About The WOCA Leadership Through Mentorship Program
This year the Women of Color in the Arts (WOCA) Leadership Through Mentorship Program (LTM) initiative celebrates its sixth anniversary! The LTM program pairs emerging and mid-level administrators with more seasoned leaders with the explicit purpose of cultivating long-term professional investment and self-sustainability for women of color in the performing arts field. A first of its kind, it is significant to note that this program is designed for women of color, by women of color. This leadership training program is exclusively aimed at cultivating self-identified arts leaders* of color, addressing their specific needs as often marginalized people in the field.
APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!
The Collegium for African Diaspora Dance joins the Dance Studies Association to co-host a program series exploring the politics, aesthetics, and alchemy of African diasporic dance.
CADD+DSA collaborative programming includes lectures, cross-generational discussions, and creative explorations into Black dance (studies). Events consider the ways that Black dance affirms, confers, cleaves, or potentially binds Black lives. Rooted in our diverse histories, discussions are also invested in the possibility of mobilizing experience/technique/technology into a possible 'right now' and future of/for Black people themselves.
November 7 11 AM EST | Marcea Daiter shows excerpts from her interviews with Talley B eatty about the political imagery in his choreography; Dr. John Perpener contextualizes the work of Beatty and other contemporary Black Dance artists as he charts throughlines of Black dance as political action across the Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights, Black Power, Women's, and, Black Lives Matter Movements. Woodshed Dance guides an embodied invocation.
Registration for November - Registration will close 11/3 at 12pm CST
Prices begin at $10 per event. Feel free to reach out with any questions.
_________________Shireen Dickson, C.E.
Collegium for African Diaspora Dance/Slippage@Duke
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage (the Center) announced 41 grants today in support of the Philadelphia region’s artists and cultural organizations for exceptional programs, events, and artistic work. The 2020 awards total more than $10.5 million, $1.6 million of which is provided as unrestricted general operating support for the 29 project grant recipients, and $900,000 of which goes to 12 individual artists as Pew Fellowships.
Performance artist Jaamil Olawale Kosoko is one of the 41 grantees, he says: “I am especially interested in presenting narratives that disrupt conventional performance to recast the historical positionality of the Black body, confront trauma, and offer creative processes for healing.”
Read more about all 41 grantees here
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I am a performer, historian, consultant and dance writer. I am a Empire State College's online program Center for Distance Learning. I am also a former faculty member at The Ailey School and the Alvin Ailey/Fordham University dance major program, Hunter College, Sarah Lawrence College (Guest), Kean University and The Joffrey Ballet School's Jazz and Contemporary Trainee Program. I write on dance for The Amsterdam News, Dance Magazine and various publications. Click below to read more about me at my home page - "About Me."