Curating the vibe and the white space-is? project* White space-is?, is a research project, a reparative project, a de-disillusionment project, dis-illusion project that tries to define what white space is, and make conscious the ethereal, atmospheric, vibe-y qualities of very real racial violence and racial trauma, so I can consciously and subconsciously do my part…… Continue reading white space-is?
HAPPY BIRTHDAY RUBY BRIDGES!!! AND HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL TO MANY TODAY! SENDING ENERGY TO YOU TODAY AND EVERY DAY! A young Ruby Bridges walks to school, escorted by 3 men, officers, in suits. Commissioned illustrator and dancer, Justin Bowen ( @just.indie_cisive ), re-imagined this photo of six year old Ruby Bridges, being escorted…… Continue reading PROTECTION AND LOVE FOR ALL THOSE STARTING SCHOOL TODAY, THIS MONTH, THIS YEAR
This was read as part of The Dance Union Town Hall for Collective Action that happened on June 1st, 2020, you can view the entire video at the bottom: This is a prayer and message for black people, the people called black. I pray we heal. I pray we remove every obstacle in our lives…… Continue reading prayer: for those who are called black
Because you can’t tell me this is it. I don’t believe you. You won’t tell me this is it. You won’t fix me to a reality where I am oppressed, where my gifts are suppressed. I don’t believe you. I dance with the unknown the unnamed the unseen the undocumented the unwritten the underworld the…… Continue reading Recovery Series//ep. 3.1//why we dance//why they banned
Live session with students/artists from ASU/Arizona, labbing recovery. with special guest-musicians Carly Bates and Daniel Woods, live improvising with the movers. https://vimeo.com/366112237 Videography: Nicole Curry Sound: Daniel Woods Featured musicians: Carly Bates and Daniel Woods Featured movers: Karion Houston, Ajai Johnson, Hannah Victoria, Maggie Waller, Marguerite Hemmings Curator: Marguerite Hemmings Semester-end sharing of ADPAD (Applied…… Continue reading Recovery Series//ep.3//we free lab – Arizona
https://vimeo.com/366113922 Lyrics Oo la la Oh yeh yeh Oooooo Burnin and a lootin tonight Burnin and a lotion tonight This mornin I woke up in a curfew Oh god I was a prisoner too Could not recognize the faces standing over me All dressed in uniforms of brutality How many rivers do we have to…… Continue reading Recovery Series//ep. 2//burnin’ and a lootin’
https://vimeo.com/366114562 prayer for recovery with and from virtual reality may this xtra time be received. may this xtra time on phones and laptops be gentle and limited. may we be intentional with the use of this web. may our minds be sharp and our hearts beating. may we clear out and make and create our…… Continue reading Recovery Series//ep. 1//suns set
Thoughts for those just starting… Look at what house your Saturn is in. Ask an astrologer or someone who can read charts. Read and watch a bunch about it. Then just be open. And write. Reflect. All the time. Process process process. This note from Chani Nicholas has a v generous section on the Saturn…… Continue reading Lessons of a Saturn Return
Photo: ‘we free’ at Gibney Dance Credit: Scott Shaw Pictured: Courtney Cook, Italy Welton, and Marguerite Hemmings We free is applied freedom. It is active liberation. It is a practice of trusting the unseen, undocumented, the unwritten. We free is a multimedia endeavor that first and foremost concerns itself with the reparation of the African…… Continue reading To the study of the moment: ‘we free’, traps, and other philosophies
https://youtu.be/rX6pdqWP1fw lit. Sugar Bar NYC is lit. GO!!!! and buying black is feeling like fam. Thoughts on Sugar Bar? Thoughts on how our ideas of service and timeliness can be perpetuating white supremacy and domination?