Fridays at Noon: Performing Justice — Dancing While Black - 92Y, New York

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Fridays at Noon

Performing Justice: Dancing While Black

Eva Yaa Asantewaa, Maria Bauman/MBDance, Jaimé Yawa Dzandu and Paloma McGregor
Photo Credit: ian douglas

In celebration of DWB’s fifth anniversary year, choreographers Jaimé Yawa Dzandu and Maria Bauman/MBDance perform and discuss issues concerning equality and leadership in dance with Eva Yaa Asantewaa (InfiniteBody) and DWB founder Paloma McGregor.

Dancing While Black is “an artist-led initiative that supports the diverse work of Black dance artists by cultivating platforms for process, performance, dialogue and documentation.” DWB centers the vision, creative work and community activism of dance artists of the Black diaspora. Live performance, video of DWB fellows and discussion.

In the same way that to become a social human being one modifies and suppresses and, ultimately, without great courage, lies to oneself about all one’s interior, uncharted chaos, so have we, as a nation, modified and suppressed and lied about all the darker forces in our history.

James Baldwin

$15 in advance / $25, 2-hours prior to performance

Program is subject to change.

Eva Yaa Asantewaa

Eva Yaa Asantewaa is Curatorial Director of Gibney, New York’s acclaimed center for dance and social activism …

Paloma McGregor

Paloma McGregor, originally from St. Croix, is an award-winning artist and organizer living in Harlem …

Jaimé Dzandu

Jaimé Dzandu was born in Fort-Worth, TX and raised in Hampton, VA. She holds a B.F.A in Dance & Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth …

Maria Bauman

Maria Bauman is an artist and community organizer from Jacksonville, FL. She began MBDance (www.mbdance.net) in 2007 to create honest and …

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