Speaking about Critical Joy every Wednesday 10:00pm -12:00am at Afrobeat Radio with host Wuyi Jacobs. Every third Wednesday Afrobeat Radio host the Critical Joy series at Brooklyn Commons:
AfroBeat Radio at BROOKLYN COMMONS, 388 ATLANTIC AVENUE, BETWEEN BOND & HOYT STREETS, BROOKLYN, NY 11217
Though embodied practices that center on African Diasporic (Black) body technologies of reasoning in and through ecstatic joy, CJ/ER workshop is an exploration and examination of critical joy that is embodied and thereby potentially resurrective. In CJ/ER workshop the body’s abilities are directed to manufacture (real and/or imagined) spaces/place for reconstruction, reconfiguration, and realignment of self-to-self, self-to-community, and self-to-divine. CJ/ER workshop participants will be guided through techniques and experience processes for igniting Critical Joy/Ecstatic Reasoning into daily life, and discovery and re/imagine inner embodied resources for navigating through and making sense of life in a problematic world.
May 17 – 21, 2018 – Awesome NYC ‘Dancing in Blackness, A Memoir’ Book Tour – View excerpts!
In Lines Cross Between US, celebrating of Martin Luther King, Jr, audience members at Teatro LATEA took the the stage to engage in embodied sharing and activism on African American and Afro-Latina women’s mutual oppression of and on the forging of resilient and beloved communities.
Join me on January 16, 2018 at 7:30 pm at Teatro Latea for the experience of Line Cross Between US.
Line Cross Between US explores African American and Afro-Latina women’s navigation of intersectional oppression in pursuit of dreams. Drawing from the life and thoughts of Martin Luther King, Jr., highlighting excerpts from his speeches and letters, interwoven with the words of contemporary African-American and Afro-Latina women activists, this is an experiential evening of performance (dance, theater, poetry, and song), engaging audience in critically embodied sharing and activism.
Constructed Identities is a two-hour experimental Horton technique and Caribbean Dance Aesthetics workshop exploring migration (broadly defined) through lens of identity, belonging, and border crossings. Each meeting session includes: 1) technique sequences from Horton and Caribbean dance to warm, align, strengthen and prepare the body and to enhance dancers’ movement potential and performance dynamics; and 2) an experimental Creative Development/Progression that draw on borders (real and imagined) as points of departure in the development of dance conversations that speaks of shifts/disruptions of identity and community belonging that reorders understanding of the body.
And Now That We Are Here (TBA)
Art of Rage in an Age of Conflict (TBA)