Performing Diaspora 2019
Join CounterPulse for a double bill evening featuring works by our 2019 Performing Diaspora residency artists.
Performing Diaspora draws on tradition as a radical way to be responsive, inclusive, and support equity. This year we present new multimedia and community-driven works that investigate faith, ancestry, bravery, and ecofeminism through the lens of African Diaspora narratives.
She-Verse by Cherie Hill IrieDance is a multimedia piece inspired by drifting water, land, ancestors, bravery, and eco-feminism. The work is a meditation on dance, time, the body, femininity, and oneness with nature.
Next, mouth/full by Gabriel Christain & Chibueze Crouch explores faith in the Black body, as told through the testimonies of two artists from the African Diaspora. By mining their personal relationships to spirituality within and outside religious institutions, they will create a new Mas(s) where all can feel truly whole and holy.
Please join us for these special evenings
Dec 5-7 and 12-14, 2019
Thu, Fri, and Sat at 8pm
Thursdays are pay-what-you-can, reservable online!
Want to see the show for free? Email Justin to volunteer!
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The Performing Diaspora residency is made possible by support from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, the Emmet R Quady foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
[Event photo credits–L: Cherie Hill in She-Verse; Photo by Imani Karpowich. R: Gabriel Christian and Chibueze Crouch in mouth full of sea, NQAF 2018. Photo by Kalima Amilak]