The School For The Movement Of The Technicolor People

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OPENING RECEPTION

THE SCHOOL FOR THE MOVEMENT OF THE TECHNICOLOR PEOPLE

TAISHA PAGGETT and WXPT in collaboration with ASHLEY HUNT & KIM ZUMPFE

SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2016
6 – 9 pm: Opening Reception
8 pm: Performance, Meadow

On view: April 30 – May 28, 2016
Free public classes on Saturdays (May 7, 14, 21, 28)

Gallery Hours:
W-Th 12 - 6 pm
F-Sa 12 - 8 pm

The School for the Movement of the Technicolor People is a large-scale installation and participatory performance platform developed by Los Angeles-based artist taisha paggett and dance company WXPT (We Are The Paper We Are The Trees) in collaboration with Ashley Hunt and Kim Zumpfe. The exhibition is comprised of a variety of large-scale architectural interventions, choreographic photographs, historical videos, slide projections, and sculptural objects that all form the basis for a participatory experimental classroom.

The structure of the exhibition is a five-week temporary school that begins with Meadow, a movement choir performance on opening night involving a looping, repeating score. Throughout the five weeks, the gallery will be set up as a classroom for research into a series of ongoing questions: What is a Black dance curriculum today? What does the city of Houston need that dance or movement can answer? and What do we want to see a place like DiverseWorks offer the city of Houston?

The School… is made up of paggett, Hunt, Zumpfe, and members from the WXPT company in LA, as well as newly recruited company members from Houston: Adam Castaneda, Celestina Billington, Brittani Broussard, Caleb Fields, Abijan Johnson, Autumn Knight, Rosine Kouamen, Eternal Lokumbe, Norola Morgan, Lovie Olivia, and Kenneth Owens. Across the collaborators’ many different backgrounds and positions lies a shared interest in the meaning of a Black and queer space at this historical moment, placing questions and urgencies at the center of this curriculum and collaborative artwork.
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By: DiverseWorks

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