Studies Project: “Are Y’all Really Feeling Me?” How Black Performance moves beyond just Matter(ing)

This is a Movement Research Studies Project entitled: “Are Y’all Really Feeling Me?” How Black Performance moves beyond just Matter(ing) — January 22, 2020

Organized by André Daughtry with panelists: Jonathan Gonzalez, NIC Kay, Angie Pittman, Joe Tolbert Jr., Nehemoyia Young

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This panel intends to speak to an illegibility of the spiritual black body to predominantly white audiences in performance with artists whose work addresses an “epistemic absence” in the performance community. Noting that Experimental performance can be extremely innovative when probing the multiplicitous issues surrounding identity, guest artists will discuss how they address normative approaches to performance — like the performer/spectator bifurcation –when the performers exhibiting work were often raised in spiritually infused movement traditions as participant-observers not as “audience”

Studies Project is an artist-curated series of panel discussions, performances, and/or other formats that focus on provocative and timely issues of aesthetics and philosophy in the intersection of dance and social politics, confronted and instigated by the dance and performance community.

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