“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” - Audre Lorde
Join us for a day honoring the necessity of self-care in the midst of artistic practice crafted in collaboration with healers and visionaries whose movement making is rooted in Black aesthetics and informed by radical community connection.
The afternoon opens with one-on-one sessions and communal experiences shepherded by Harriet’s Apothecary. This intergenerational healing village is led by the brilliance and wisdom of Black Cis Women, Queer and Trans healers, artists, health professionals, magicians, activists and ancestors. As the sun sets, we enter the world of Last Night a DJ Gave Me Life: DJ as Revolutionary, Dance as a Tool of Liberation. This dance workshop, led by Artist Monstah Black, DJ Manchildblack and Theater Artist Ashley Brockington, investigates a structural intervention in the current modality of protest by engaging the body and the beat as tools of liberation. Last Night a DJ Gave Me Life is a theatrical experiment where community can develop movement that embodies the call to justice.
We're excited to share that we will be serving a light dinner catered by Harvest + Revel AND that children's programming will be available throughout the day.
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RSVPs for children's programming are not required but highly suggested as it allows us to best prepare for your little ones.
Dancing While Black is an initiative of Angela's Pulse. Angela's Pulse receives funding for Dancing While Black from the Surdna Foundation and Dance/USA’s Engaging Dance Audiences. The Surdna Foundation seeks to foster sustainable communities in the United States — communities guided by principles of social justice and distinguished by healthy environments, strong local economies, and thriving cultures. Engaging Dance Audiences is administered by Dance/USA and made possible with generous funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
SATURDAY, MAY 21 | 3PM-10PM
3PM | $5 Suggested Donation | Healing Afternoon w/ Harriet's Apothecary
8PM | $10 General | Last Night A DJ Gave Me Life
DANCING WHILE BLACK
Home of Arthur Aviles Typical Theatre and The Bronx Dance Coalition
2474 Westchester Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461 718-918-2110