BlakTinX 2019: NILE HARRIS: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE HUXTABLE FAMILY: EPISODE 3
Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance
‘The Rise and Fall of the Huxtable Family: Episode 3’ is a continuation of an episodic interdisciplinary performance series created by Nile Harris. Inspired by the form of 1990’s television sitcoms, the performance examines the blurring of American black identity in mass media and syndicated television and its roots in minstrelsy. Through embodied dramaturgy, the work asks us to undo and unravel our socialized mask – bucking off Eurocentric notions of palatability in a hope to move closer to a healing of our shared colonial wounds. “What are we to make of an integration premised first, on the entire black community’s emulation the Huxtables? An equality that requires blacks to be twice as good is not equality—it’s a double standard.” (Ta-Nehisi Coates, ‘Fear of a Black President’).
Price: $15 for Students and Senior; $20 for General Admissions
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