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Free Town Hall ! women of color in the ballet world (Black Swan: Solidarity Beyond Colored Pointe Shoes) 2/2 *nyc

Join Dance/NYC, in partnership with Dance Iquail and Harlem Arts Alliance, for a free Town Hall titled Black Swan: Solidarity Beyond Colored Pointe Shoes, which will examine the importance of resilience as seen in the stresses on black artists, communities and institutions. In this Town Hall, a panel of women of color in the ballet world, as well as Iquail Shaheed (Artistic Director of Dance Iquail), will consider how dance as an art form is placed to help organizations and individuals adapt and recover from the shock and stress of racial segregation, diminished resources, and social disenfranchisement.

When: Monday, February 2, 2015
6:30pm-8:00pm (reception to follow)

Where: Riverside Theatre 91 Claremont Avenue New York, NY

How: Free. Click here to reserve tickets + for more information

Who: Moderator Baraka Sele (formerly of NJPAC), and Panelists Zita Allen (dance historian), Delores Brown (former ballet dancer/teacher), Karen “KB” Brown (former Artistic Director of Oakland Ballet), Andrea Long-Naidu (former NYCB and DTH dancer), and Iquail Shaheed (Dance Iquail)

Monday, February 2, 2015

Town Hall: Solidarity Beyond Colored Pointe Shoes

Monday, February 2, 2015
6:30pm – 8:00 pm
reception to follow

#townhall

RSVP for your Free ticket here.
Limited seating

Riverside Theatre
91 Claremont Avenue (between West 120th and West 122nd Street) New York, NY 10027

If you require reasonable accomodations contact specialevents@dancenyc.org at least two weeks before this event.

Join Dance Iquail, in partnership with Dance/NYC and Harlem Arts Alliance, for a free Town Hall titled Black Swan: Solidarity Beyond Colored Pointe Shoes, which will examine the importance of resilience as seen in the stresses on black artists, communities and institutions. A panel of women of color, along with Iquail Shaheed, in the ballet world will consider how dance as an art form is placed to help organizations and individuals adapt and recover from the shock and stress of racial segregation, diminished resources, and social disenfranchisement.

Baraka Sele (Moderator), Independent Arts consultant,  Formerly Assistant Vice President of Programming at New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Zita Allen, Dance Historian
Delores Brown, Former ballet dancer and teacher
Karen “KB” Brown, Former Artistic Director, Oakland Ballet
Andrea Long-Naidu, Former NYCB and DTH dancer
Iquail Shaheed, Artistic Director, Dance Iquail

This Town Hall is part of an community engagement campaign surrounding Dance Iquail’s Black Swan, a new 75 minute dance based production choreographed by Shaheed to the music of artist/activist Nina Simone (1933-2003). The project explores the experience of the black ballerina as a window into issues of race, identity, and isolation, incorporating elements of performance art to investigate these psychological tensions.

Dance Iquail uses the art of dance as a conduit for combating issues of social injustice primarily experienced by the disadvantaged.

Harlem Arts Alliance is a network based arts service organization comprised of established and emerging visual and performing artists, art lovers, businesses and organizations that serve the arts and culture community in Harlem and the Greater New York City area.

 

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