On February 29th as a part of Platform 2020: Utterances From The Chorus, theKin & Care Research Groupshared both collective and independent research with the public in the Sanctuary of St. Mark’s Church, home to Danspace Project.
As a part of the full schedule of presentations and events on February 29th, research fellow and dance artist, healer, and hospice nurse, devynn emory, presented mmm, a performance lecture that included projected video of “movement meditation memorials” and devynn’s reading of “embodied eulogies.” mmm was followed by a conversation and Q&A facilitated by Danspace Project Assistant Curator, Public Engagement, Seta Morton.
This event occurred in February 2020, before the Covid-19 pandemic escalated in New York City. devynn’s insight and wisdom around healing, nursing, and the labors of care that are persistent for healthcare workers was paramount to this discussion.
devynn emory is also a Spring 2020 commissioned artist at Danspace Project. Their new work, deadbird was meant to premiere at Danspace Project today, Thursday April 23. This work, along with the many other events in our Spring season, has been cancelled due to the pandemic.
As a frontline essential worker, a NYC nurse, an artist in our community, and one of our kin, we are honored to share a video recording of the last work devynn generously offered in our space, work that holds a discourse that is exceedingly important to the current moment.
Thank you, devynn.
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