Dancing While Black: On Fertile Ground

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Dancing While Black: On Fertile Ground
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Friday, April 15th
Saturday, April 16th

Angela’s Pulse and Junebug Productions with support from the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans’ Performance Support Program present Dancing While Black: On Fertile Ground.

Join us for an evening of bold, new dance works deeply rooted in Africanist aesthetics and pushing the bounds of performance. For two nights only, four black women choreographers—representing three generations of creative practice—share work at the intersection of tradition and experimentation. What results transcends category and centers on our humanity.

Jaimé Dzandu (VA/NYC)
Onye Ozuzu (Chicago)
Nia Love (NYC)
Brittany Williams (Miami/NYC)

“(Dancing While Black) includes all of us and all of the ways that we might imagine movement to transform us individually and fuel our collective.” —The Feminist Wire

Continuing their long-standing tradition of partnership, New York-based Angela’s Pulse and New Orleans-based Junebug Productions are proud to present Dancing While Black: On Fertile Ground.

Three generations of Black women choreographers from across the nation engage with New Orleans communities, culture bearers, and college students in an exploration of art making practices for social movement building. The choreographers spent one week in February teaching workshops across New Orleans, developing site-responsive performance at Xavier University, and sharing works-in-progress alongside local choreographers at Dancing Grounds. This cultural exchange culminates with this performance, Dancing While Black: On Fertile Ground at the Contemporary Arts Center April 15–16.

$20 General Admission
$15 CAC Members

Dancing While Black

Join us for a Story Circle on Wednesday, April 13th, 6-9pm hosted by Dancing While Black director, Paloma McGregor and Junebug Productions director, Stephanie McKee at Ashé Cultural Arts Center.

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Angela's Pulse receives funding for Dancing While Black from the Surdna Foundation and Dance/USA’s Engaging Dance Audiences. The Surdna Foundation seeks to foster sustainable communities in the United States — communities guided by principles of social justice and distinguished by healthy environments, strong local economies, and thriving cultures. Engaging Dance Audiences is administered by Dance/USA and made possible with generous funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. This project is made possible in part by support from the National Performance Network (NPN) Performance Residency. For more information: www.npnweb.org
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By: Junebug Productions