The Diasporic Body: Black/African Release, Restoration, and Revival
Lela Aisha Jones | FlyGround (with movement performance artists Amanda L. Edwards, Peaches Jones, Oiya Lowe, Aigner Picou)
In vision with Dr. Linda-Susan Beard, Associate Professor of English and Director Africana Studies, Lela Aisha Jones, Consortium for Faculty Diversity Post Doctoral Fellow in the Bryn Mawr College Dance Program, will facilitate a performance, dialogue, and participatory journey into her artistry and research. The body and embodiment will be centered as locations for processing a violent social climate as well as states of oppression and privilege. The evening will also cultivate embodied activism and ceremonial diasporic revival. We will honor those who traverse daily racism and its intersections with our time, attention, and humility. Grounded in movement traditions and cultures of Black and African diasporic descent, there will be a mix of textual, performance, and participatory elements as a part of this event. *Please note that seating will be limited.*
The performance presentation will start promptly at 7:30 p.m. and will run approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes with no intermission. The presentation contains adult language interconnected with our current political climate and also guided participatory workshop elements during the event that bring an embodied collective consciousness to the audience. Please note that there is no late seating.
March 29 CDL
Registration Opens: March 18
Registration Closes: March 28, or when seating has hit capacity