Bell & Water: a symposium (Platform 2018)
This is an afternoon of sharing, information, and talking. It will be comprised of three parts and artistic interventions: History of Site and Memory, Story of Blackness and Downtown Dance, and How to Navigate the Platforms.
Participants include: Lydia Bell, Cynthia Copeland, Emily Johnson, Kristin Juarez, Prithi Kanakamedala, Raja Feather Kelly, Thomas J. Lax, Ernest Julius Mitchell, Jeannine Otis, Ali Rosa-Salas, Radhika Subramaniam, Judy Hussie-Taylor, Charmaine Warren, Reggie Wilson, Eva Yaa Asantewaa, and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar.
11:45-12pm: Opening Ceremony by Eva Yaa Asantewaa, followed by a “light love feast.” Ceremony will begin promptly at 11:45am!
12pm: Welcome and Introduction
12:15-1:30pm: History of Site and Memory will investigate the history of St. Mark’s Church and the intersections of site, memory, and religion. With Prithi Kanakamedala, Radhika Subramaniam, Ernest Julius Mitchell, Cynthia Copeland.
1:45-3pm: Story of Blackness and Downtown Dance asks participants to share their experiences of making dance downtown, and how thoughts on blackness have shaped their dance-making and kinesthetic investigations of site and history. Moderated by Ali Rosa-Salas, with Thomas J. Lax, Charmaine Warren, and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar.
3-3:30pm: Emily Johnson Performance Offering
3:30-4:45pm: How to Navigate the Platforms will approach the conceptual and practical aims of Danspace Project’s prior Platforms, developing a navigating tool for Dancing Platform Praying Grounds: Blackness, Churches, and Downtown Dance. With Judy Hussie-Taylor, Reggie Wilson, Lydia Bell, Kristin Juarez, and Raja Feather Kelly.