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A composite of four photos. 1. devynn emory: lightskinned transgender ingi-queer leaning against tree with grey buttonned-down shirt and cap. 2. David Thomson: A dark brown man body in profile, with a fully shaved head and salt & pepper soul patch, head turned towards camera with a slight smile. 3. Samita Sinha: A brown woman in faux fur stole stands in profile at a microphone. 4. Okwui Okpokwasili: Okwui standing center and alone, black and white, her elbows bent with hands meeting at the center of her chest, eyes look up to the left, as if she wants to ask a question.
Danspace Project Research Fellows 2021-2022. From left to right: devynn emory (photo by artist), David Thomson (photo by Mark Poucher), Samita Sinha (photo by Yanissa Grand Pierre), and Okwui Okpokwasili (photo by Michael Avedon).

Assembly: Center for Dialogue and Exchange in the Arts

Assembly: Center for Dialogue and Exchange in the Arts
with devynn emory, Okwui Okpokwasili, Samita Sinha, and David Thomson, and a special musical performance by Sunny Jain

Saturday, June 10 | 2-7pm

Audiences may come & go throughout the day!


2PM: Doors open

2:30PM: Performance by Sunny Jain

2:45PM:  Roundtable with Fellows and Judy Hussie-Taylor & Seta Morton

3:30PM: Sustainability for Artists with David Thomson 

4:30PM:  Interdisciplinary sparks and Intergenerational exchange with devynn emory  

5:30PM: Artistic Transmission with Samita Sinha & Okwui Okpokwasili

6:30PM: Celebratory Reception. Food (light fare) and beverages will be served.  


Center for Dialogue and Exchange in the Arts (CDEA) |sēd-ē-ä| is a creative incubator and an experiment at the intersection of artistic practice and expansive thinking. Danspace Project unveils CDEA with this inaugural Assembly, a day of collective thinking, discussion, attunement, celebration, and breaking bread, organized and hosted by 2021-2023 Danspace Project Research Fellows devynn emory, Okwui Okpokwasili, Samita Sinha, and David Thomson. The day will include a special performance from internationally renowned musician and founder of Red Baraat, Sunny Jain.

In 2021, Danspace invited the Fellows to work over an extended period with Danspace’s curatorial team: Judy Hussie-Taylor & Seta Morton. The group has met monthly over the past two years, discussing curatorial and editorial ideas, and developing the next steps for CDEA.

The Fellows will take over St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery for the day, beginning with a performance by Jain, and a roundtable discussion. The day will proceed with sessions throughout the Church campus guided by each Fellow.


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