Edge is an incubation residency and commissioning program for contemporary choreographers whose work is deeply curious about the intersection of art practice and social change. By eliminating boundaries between disciplines, between artists and audience, and between communities, Edge produces innovative performance works with transformational potential.
Stay tuned for more behind the scenes looks at these artist’s residencies, work-in-progressing showings, discourse events, and culminating live performances this June!
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Audrey Johnson (she/her) is a queer Black mixed-race movement artist with roots from Detroit and Plymouth Michigan, currently rooting in Oakland, CA. Audrey’s work lives, arrives, and changes in the realms of embodiment, movement, food, relationship, magic, ritual, plants, and land. Audrey’s project at CounterPulse will explore Black freedom practices in food, farming, and rootwork through dance, ritual, interview, and performance. www.audreyjohnson.space
Nkeiruka Oruche is a cultural organizer, producer and multidisciplinary artist, specializing in Pan Afro-Urban culture and its intersections with personal identity, public wealth and sociopolitical action. Currently, she is focused on expanding and sustaining grassroots change-making and community health through work as co-founder of BoomShake, and Afro Urban Society, and as Artistic Director of Gbedu Town Radio.
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CounterPulse’s ARC Edge residency program is made possible with support from the Ken Hempel Fund for the Arts, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, the California Arts Council, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Header Photo: Audrey Johnson by BMBO Creations. Nkeiruka Oruche by Brooke Anderson.