Twelve* – the meeting of body and mind in high-stakes human encounters, is currently allowed only private viewing. But please check back for updates on the project’s milestones and progress.
In our continued collaboration since 2018, AfroBeat Radio Host, Wuyi Jacobs, and I have co-produced several projects including most recent interviews with: 1) Dr. Ameena Al Rasheed – International Consultant on Peace, Security, and Conflict with the United Nations/ specialized in the Middle East and the Sub-Sarahan Africa; she is currently a fellow at the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC)Cooperation and 2) Critical Joy Series interview with GirlTrek founders, T. Morgan Dixon & Vanessa Garrison.
Dance: African Diaspora Transforming Christian Spiritual Landscape
First delivered at the 2018 Dance Studies Association Conference in Malta, my Dance: African Diaspora Transforming Christian Spiritual Landscape is being revised for publication
Critical Joy: Ecstatic Reasoning
In the Midst of Strangers
Migration and Constructed Identities (process 1b) In the Midst of Strangers is a visual examination of difference, sameness, and the struggle to cultivate and maintain identity against the push of hegemony.
Migration and Constructed Identities: these sections of the work is being choreographed for ten to twenty dancers. The spoken text (not shown here) will be taken from collected migration narratives; the music will be a combination of original and already released. I am currently in the studio with dancers, text, and rehearsal music.
Below are two recent additions:
We (De-Napoli Clarke who appeared virtually, and Jiannis Pachos, Panagiotis Pantidos, and I) had a fabulous time delivering the presentation Break-in Point: Somatic Narratives, the convergence of art and science in the transformation of temporal communities at the 2015 SDHS/CORD (Society of Dance History Scholars/the Congress on Research in Dance) Conference held in June 4 -7 in Athens, Greece.
2015 Conference theme Cut and Paste: Dance Advocacy in the age of Austerity was the perfect platform for this interdisciplinary trans-national collaboration. We are now editing and revising the conference presentation for publication.
Break-in’ Point, an arts and science collaboration with professional dance artist, De-Napoli Clarke , theoretical physicist, Jiannis Pachos, and myself, was sponsored by the University of Leeds Department of Physics and Astronomy and Stage@Leeds at University of Leeds. The project enjoyed two well received performances at the Stage@Leeds, at the University of Leeds, 7 June and 18 September 2012.
Reflections on the body and theology engagement project and workshop series Body Matters: Somatic Conversations on Christianity, Love, and Justice are being compiled, analyzed, written up for publication. This initiative has been particularly timely given the dynamic issues around justice, love, and black bodies in the United States, the politics of bodies in the Ukraine, the challenges to ethically appropriate responses to climate change and other ongoing issues of justice and the bodies of vulnerable peoples throughout the world, and the varying Christian responses.
MORE TO COME…
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