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You’re INVITED! 9/18 & 10/25 nyc Sydnie L Mosley Dances

We love this choreographer for her style, her choices, her heart, her feminist bravery. THIS is Dance.

Get this last Burst of Summer as the Fall begins!


SLMDances Summer Studio Showing  
with special guests
The Victory Dance Project
September 18, 2014 @ 7pm | The Alchemical Theater Laboratory
Click HERE for event details
SLMDances has had a great summer, and we want to spend the end of it with you.

Come to our summer informal studio showing to see what we’ve been working on —

new company members cast in repertory works AND our new work in process, CAKE.

CAKE questions what is respectable, pointing to booty shaking childhood games while our mothers and grandmothers teach us what it is to be “lady-like.”

We consider how doing away with shame around our bodies can enliven us to be constructive and create

new, free realities.

We’ve considered the many meanings of “cake,” and ultimately ask ourselves (and you) the question,

“What are you going to do with your cake?”

Multiple current events (Ferguson, #WhyIStayed, even Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” video)

have spurred discussions in rehearsal, and we’ve compiled a reading list of the articles that have helped us expand our views on these matters.

Click here to jump to the list below, and if you have a response to an article, please add it to our ongoing discussion on Facebook.See you next week!

What’s Next?
TWSP joins The Black Girl Project’s Sisterhood Summit
October 25, 2014 | Lower ManhattanOn Saturday, October 25, The Black Girl Project will host its fourth annual Sisterhood Summit – an event that helps to inspire and empower women and girls from around NYC by offering a nurturing, communal space to discuss the issues most important to them. This year, SLMDances will facilitate The Window Sex Project’s Community Workshop at the Sisterhood Summit. SLMDancers will take attendees through our process of making art as a form of activism, and encourage them to get creative in the ways they confront and respond to street harassment.Click HERE to register.
Coming to a Theater Near You…After an entire weekend of filming and months of editing, we’re excited to announce that the film version of “The Window Sex Project” is almost complete! We’ll have a viewing party to celebrate the premiere sometime in mid-November, so watch for more updates in the coming months.
What We’re Reading“Nicki Minaj’s Feminism Isn’t About Your Comfort Zone” – Autostraddle “America’s new racial low point: More crying black mothers, and tear gas on our dreams” – Say What?: On Speechlessness, Racism and Respectability in #Ferguson – Crunk Feminist Collective Joy, Fear, and Twerking – The Glory of Amber Rose – The Huffington Post Black Men’s Excuses for Ray Rice sound a lot like the ones Darren Wilson’s supporters used – The Washington Post
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There are many exciting announcements coming…
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September 16, 2014 - Posted by | CULTURE, ENTREPRENEURS, HOLIDAY GUIDES, LIFESTYLES, opportunity, Uncategorized, We Recommend | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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