Come As You Are: Re-Imagining Art with a Conscience
May 20-21 @ Links Hall 8pm
Join us May 22 @ Southside Community Art Center for a community workshop & panel! 2pm
Hard Work Mask/Mascara
Collaborating Artists: Sivita Diaz Brown, Nicole Garneau, Lani Montreal
Three artists reflect upon the ways in which they may or may not perpetuate the same oppressive structures they purport to break down/interrogate with their art. They met at bourgeoise cafes and performance galleries and politely talked, stretched, moved, and wrote about their perceived integrity and how it informs their art-making. Expect to be jarred.
Nicole LeGette – TBA
Dancer: Liz Zastrow
Costume Design: Jeffrey Hancock
Lighting Design: Margaret Nelson
Music: ”Viva Tirado, Part 1” by El Chicano and “C/S” by Con Safos
Past Festival Weekends:
Quit Bullshittin’: Recognizing Division And Building Solidarity in the Arts
April 15-17 @ Links Hall
What We Know Is Not For Sale
Featuring the rhythms and word plays of Siete and Performance Duo: In the Spirit (Emily Hooper Lansana and Glenda Zahra Baker). A spirit journey that explores the questions of how we discover our artistic truths. Our artistic voices are ancient and sacred and when we listen to what we know -we emerge powerfully. In the face of challenge, we have learned that we must not deviate from what we know.
What Is It Good For? Defining Art’s Purpose Now
March 18-19 @ Links Hall
“dancing the balancing act of survival: a complicated chorus of schedules, writing, & stuff…”
Join award-winning writers and performers C.C. Carter, Keli Stewart, and Sage Morgan-Hubbard as they explore the themes of class, motherhood, daily life schedules, artistic desires and future possibilities in this interactive, engaging, multimedia piece.
Utopic Monster Theory
A polydesirious bricolage of text-movement exploring 21st century cultural work. Performed by J’Sun Howard and Jennifer Karmin with insight from Coya Paz.
Spark is an interdisciplinary performance that engages and activates the body, and incorporates afro-atlantic rhythms. The original soundscore will undergo a live transformation and cultivation through human interaction. Energy and movement will be offered through a collaboration of live percussion, butoh inspired ritual and Afro-Cuban music. Featuring collaborators Cristal Sabbagh and Roger Noel.