Boogie Down Dance 2018 Work In Progress
DWB FESTIVAL / DANCE FUTURES
THURSDAY, MAY 3 | 7PM
Featuring AATT Academy and MOVE(NYC). Celebrate the future of Black dance making with Bronx youth and families.The evening will also feature a post-performance conversation on dance training with Arthur Aviles and Chanel DaSilva.
DWB FESTIVAL / LIVING OUR LEGACIES
FRIDAY, MAY 4 | 8PM
Experience the work of three current Dancing While Black Fellows and tap master Jason Samuels Smith.
DWB FESTIVAL / BLACK TO THE FUTURE: A LONG TABLE
SATURDAY, MAY 5 | 4-6PM
Pull up a chair to this Long Table to discuss visions and legacies, curated by Eva Yaa Asantewaa/EYA Projects and featuring mayfield brooks, André M. Zachery, and Dyane Harvey-Salaam. Please respect Dancing While Black’s intention to create and hold this space for artists and community members of color only. There will be refreshments.
DWB FESTIVAL / FILM SCREENING: ANOTHER BUILDING
SATURDAY, MAY 5 | 6:30-7:30PM
Immerse yourself in a series of films created by Guggenheim Award winning choreographer and filmmaker Gabri Christa.
DWB FESTIVAL / LOOKING BACK, VISIONING FORWARD
SATURDAY, MAY 5 | 8PM
Experience the work of three current Dancing While Black Fellows and Donna Clark performing Eleo Pomare’s classic Narcissus Rising a decade after his passing and 50 years after its creation. Stay after the performance for a DANCE PARTY commemorating this anniversary celebration.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 9 | 7PM
PART OF IN SCENA ITALIAN THEATER FESTIVAL NY
EACH PERFORMANCE IS 60 MINUTES
IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUPERTITLES
F.M. E IL SUO DOPPIO – F.M. AND HIS DOUBLE
Capturing a changing world through the gaze of a restless teenager who is searching for his “Stable Ego,” “F.M.” is the story of a life – a portion of a life – whose driving force is theater. The love for theatre, the need to make theater, the challenges of being an actor in the suburbs of a country where being an actor is difficult. F.M. is Fabio Marceddu, but it’s also Female and Male, and “Frequenze Medie” (Middle Frequencies) – because the truth is in the middle – and “Fra Martino,” (Frère Jacques) the song that calls out to the Friar who sleeps instead of ringing the bells.
DEGEN(D)ERATION - IL FANTASMA DELLA TRIBADE/ DEGEN(D)ERATION - THE GHOST OF THE TRIBADE
Starting from the Manifesto of Futurist Woman by Valentine de Saint-Point, the play traces the gradual restriction of autonomous spaces for women – including sexual autonomy – under Fascism, using historical documents such as Mussolini’s and the Catholic Church’s speeches about the ‘wife-mother’ binomial, and employing the metaphor of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. The material is interlaced with the stories of the protagonists, who attempt to cut out an autonomous space for themselves in their daily life, in an attempt to remain faithful to their inclinations.
THE B.L.A.C.K. PARTY
PRESENTED BY GREENFEEN
FRIDAY, MAY 11 | 9PM
We celebrate things that make us different. We honor Black and Queer lives. We know men are equally as important to women and other gendered family. We are not just men or women. We love and appreciate us all. We are learning to decolonize gender in ourselves. We think everyone should have the basic needs provided by nature. We know we are nature! We know there is enough to go around for all of us. We know the Earth as our mother and ourselves as animal, stardust, children of source. We know art has the power to communicate, challenge, connect and change. We know we are here to change the world. We are the world. We are changing. We believe in our healing and the healing of our communities. We will channel our creativity and create medicine for ourselves the people and planet. Welcome to the B.L.A.C.K Party.
PRESENTED BY FRANKIE ALLDAY
SATURDAY, MAY 12 | 8PM
#ALLOVEALLDAY CONCERT 10 years in the making. A high energy and soulful mixture of R&B, Hip-Hop, Pop, And Gospel music sung by Bronx vocalist Fankie Allday. Frankie sings and performs his original songs, some for the first time, and some of his favorite covers. The concert includes dance performances, video production, and some of the Bronx fiercest divas and guest singers slaying. #ALLOVEALLDAY
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