Radical Religions Panel
July 28 – August 24 2021
TU Dance/Equipoise 2021 Summer Dance Intensive
In partnership with TU Dance, Equipoise provides the unique, hybrid (online/in person), of individualized curriculum alongside one-on-one assessment sessions and coaching that compliment and deepen professional training, highlighting the wellbeing and holistic development of the whole human person/artist.
February 18, 2021
The Mobility Roundtable Series
Globally, abuse has become a frequent experience for many mobility users. In this Roundtable discussion on the role and impact of Gender in use and abuse in mobility, I present on mobility use by vulnerable populations.
Interview with Yajaira Saavedra – January 20, 2021 on AfroBeat Radio
Aired on AfroBeat Radio, January 20, 2021 10:00 – 11:00pm, Yajaira Saavedra brings her activism, passion for justice, and her love for good food to the building and sustaining community in the 2020/2021 COVID 19 pandemic.
November 30, 2020
Fall/Rise…Repeat: Bringing Down Babylon, An Embodied Exploration of African Diaspora Spiritual Resilience as Warfare Against Oppression
An exploration of African Diaspora expressive modalities to inscribe critical joy and beauty into (living and dead) Black bodies and communities
October 29, 2020 11:00 (EST)
Critical Joy/Ecstatic Reasoning (CJ/ER) – Blackness Protracted Workshops
Through embodied practices that center on African Diasporic (Black) body technologies of reasoning in and through ecstatic joy, Critical JoyJ/Ecstatic Reasoning workshops are explorations and examinations of embodied techniques for accessing joy and innovative reasoning that are potentially resurrective. In CJ/ER workshops 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.
The making of Carmen Montana, a choreoplay based on the true story of an adult literacy student. In this video, Joanne Kilgour Dowdy, PhD questions Carol Marie Webster – director/choreographer, about the creative process.
Shadows of Flames, 2005, is an exploration humanity’s encounter with fire, broadly conceived.
The United Nations’ (UN) General Assembly declared the year 2011 to be the International Year for People of African Descent. Conceived by Carol Marie Webster in Celebration of 2011 Black History Month Mother Libation was an evening of original stories about mothers and grandmothers of Africa and the African Diaspora. Above pictured are Ameena Al-Rasheed sharing stories from her Sudanese grandmother and Carol Marie Webster asking questions about the cultural, social, and historical context of Al-Rasheed’s grandmother’s time.
Offering journeys of joy, laughter, struggles, and triumphs, six women and men share the personal histories of women who though their extraordinarily ordinary lives and life philosophies fortified families and communities. Contributing writers and performers were Ameena Al-Rasheed, Ronald Cummings, Nalini Mohabir, Shirley Anne Tate and Carol Marie Webster. Stories from the Sudan, Jamaica, New York City, Florida, Trinidad, Canada, and the United Kingdom were shared. Mother Libation was performed at Stage@Leeds at the University of Leeds on 3 October 2011.
Mother Libation’s Artist-Audience discussion session was an essential component of the evening’s experience. For more than thirty minutes audience members shared their own stories of mothers and grandmothers who constructively troubled and inspired them.