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mayfield brooks: Whale Fall - 2020-2021 Performance AIRspace Resident

mayfield brooks: Whale Fall  - 2020-2021 Performance AIRspace Resident


mayfield brooks


Abrons Arts Center’s Amphitheater
New York, NY


Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 7:30pm daily through April 17, 2021



mayfield brooks

mayfield brooks: Whale Fall  - 2020-2021 Performance AIRspace Resident

April 15, 16, 17 @ 7:30PM

Presented in Abrons Arts Center’s Amphitheater

Sliding Scale Admission : $5, $10, $15, $20


Whale Fall is a movement and sonic exploration of solo and collective grief. A “whale fall” also describes the process of a whale's decomposition after it dies and falls to the ocean floor, where it provides vital nutrients for deep sea creatures. Informed by decomposition processes, the grieving traditions of whales, the stories Moby Dick and Jonah and the Whale, and the Black lives lost to the middle passage and COVID-19  Whale Fall considers how grief can be processed and transformed. (Performing arts/dance)

mayfield brooks improvises while black, and is currently based in brooklyn, new york on lenapehoking land, the homeland of the lenape people. mayfield is a movement-based performance artist, vocalist, urban farmer, writer, and wanderer. they are currently an artist in residence at the center for performance research (cpr) and abrons arts center in new york city/lenapehoking, is faculty at movement research nyc and the editor-in-chief of the movement research performance journal. mayfield teaches and performs practices that arise from their life/art/movement work, improvising while black (iwb).

Photo credit: Johanna K. Wilson

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