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Marguerite Angelica Monique is a Jamaican born, Jersey-raised, NYC-made performance artist/educator currently based in Philadelphia, USA. They focus on one’s own body, one’s own way of moving, adapting, healing, releasing, protecting, changing, and connecting to the unseen. They are a master of body ceremonies and a curator of vibes.

As a choreographer they specialize in emergent, improvisational and social dance movement styles and technologies, rooted in the story of the African Diaspora. They are researching the ancestral and subversive role of dance and the dancer throughout the African Diaspora and they look to conjure these technologies through all of their (present) work. Marguerite uses body, text, media, and moving image in their work.

Hemmings’ work centers itself in liberation. They have been subverting, working, and creating with youth as a teaching artist for over 10 years. They currently work as a lecturer at University of the Arts and is a resident artist with Abrons Arts Center. They have received grants from the Jerome Foundation, Brooklyn Arts Council, Harlem Stage, University Settlement, Dancing While Black, Urban Bush Women’s Choreographic Center Initiative, and Arizona State University’s Projecting All Voices Fellowship to further their work. They’ve received a Bessie Award for Outstanding Performer in Eva Yaa Asantewaa’s Skeleton Architecture. They currently work inside of a self/spirit directed practice called we free. we free looks at the millennial and gen z approach to liberation through its music, social dance and social media.

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