Bell & Water: a symposium (Platform 2018) – Danspace Project
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Bell & Water: a symposium (Platform 2018)

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print Collection, The New York Public Library. "St. Mark's Church, Stuyvesant St." The New York Public Library Digital Collections.

This is an afternoon of sharing, information, and talking. It will be comprised of three parts and artistic interventions: History of Site and Memory, Story of Blackness and Downtown Dance, and How to Navigate the Platforms.

Participants include: Lydia Bell, Cynthia Copeland, Emily Johnson, Kristin Juarez, Thomas J. Lax, Nia Love, Ernest Julius Mitchell, Jeannine Otis, Ali Rosa-Salas, Radhika Subramaniam, Judy Hussie-Taylor, Reggie Wilson, Eva Yaa Asantewaa, and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar.

11:45-12pm: Opening Ceremony by Eva Yaa Asantewaa, followed by a “light love feast.” Ceremony will begin promptly at 11:45am!

12pm: Welcome and Introduction

12:15-1:30pm: History of Site and Memory will investigate the history of St. Mark’s Church and the intersections of site, memory, and religion. With Radhika Subramaniam, Ernest Julius Mitchell, Cynthia Copeland.

1:45-3pm: Story of Blackness and Downtown Dance asks participants to share their experiences of making dance downtown, and how thoughts on blackness have shaped their dance-making and kinesthetic investigations of site and history. Moderated by Ali Rosa-Salas, with Thomas J. Lax, Nia Love, and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar.

3-3:30pm: Emily Johnson Performance Offering

3:30-4:45pm: How to Navigate the Platforms will approach the conceptual and practical aims of Danspace Project’s prior Platforms, developing a navigating tool for Dancing Platform Praying Grounds: Blackness, Churches, and Downtown Dance. With Judy Hussie-Taylor, Reggie Wilson, Lydia Bell, and Kristin Juarez.

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