Blackperformance Photos & Videos

5 hours ago

Repost from @ashoncrawley using @RepostRegramApp - in this series - called "otherwise possibility" - i use the same color base and/or same colors throughout but each panel has a different iteration of the same, each is a bit differently. the point is to approach something along the lines of how blackpentecostal musicians (and black church more generally) play the "same song" differently according to city, how there is a brooklyn sound that is distinct from the chicago sound that is unique from the houston sound. this is black performance, what amiri baraka called the changing same, what zora neale hurston called variations on a theme. this is a piece in multiple parts, the same, but also different. something like what denise ferreira da silva calls difference without separability. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• otherwise possibility number 2. acrylic x canvas •• #thelonelyletters #blackness #mysticism #painting #meditation #experimentation #blackperformance #makeart #findyourjoy

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2 days ago

“...Rest, rest, perturbed spirit.” Thank you to everyone who came out to see “Hamlet”. It meant the world to have your support. It was truly an experience I will never forget. I hope that those who came to see it left with something memorable throughout my performance. This was the most that I had put into a role thus far in my life. And everything I had to offer I left on that stage. So it was humbly a blessing to share my craft with you. Much love. After all of the blood, sweat and tears, I now lay him to rest..and shift to the next..✌🏾 Goodnight sweet prince... #hamlet #blackshakespeare #blackactor #blackhamlet #arenaplayers #blacktheatre #blackactors #dreamrole #baltimoreactors #dmvactors #baltimoretheatre #shakespeare #tobeornottobe #younghamlet #princeofdenmark #communitytheater #blackactorsmatter #tiredaf #voicegone #bodysore #actorslifestyle #trueactors #blackperformance

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8 days ago

Congrats are in order for my dear friend and collaborator @arielrenejacksonstudio who has finished her MFA! Last Friday, Ariel invited me to collaborate on a performance to open her thesis exhibition, “The (Next) Life of Property: Grandma Never Believed in Hell.” HERO READY, a display of a number of MFA students’ work runs until 5/25 at @visualartscenter. Also, Ariel and I are showing our documented collaboration, “All I See Is Blue” in (B)ORDER, a show at @para_foundation in Berlin through 5/31. This is in addition to the early May @voxpopuligallery showing of “The Future Is A Constant Wake,” a video collaboration between Ariel and I which was built off of the projection design she did for THE AURALVISUAL MIXTAPE COLLECTION, PART II: DOPE FIT!, the interdisciplinary tap dance piece I directed and choreographed with @kaiteab (who just finished her BFA!). Earlier this season in September, Ariel and I traveled to New York to present “All I See Is Blue” at @cueart during the opening of ORIGINAL LANGUAGE. Feeling proud of all Ariel and I have done together and excited about the discoveries we continue to make! Collaboration has been so rewarding this year. ✨ // SWIPE >> for images: 1 and 2 of “The (Next) Life of Property: Grandma Never Believed in Hell” at the Visual Arts Center in Austin, 3 is a snap by me of our rehearsals, 4-6 information of and stills from “All I See Is Blue” in Berlin, 7 excerpt of “The Future Is A Constant Wake.” #tapdance #art #performance #visualart #Austin #Philly #Berlin #NewYork #travel #collaboration #Blackart #Blackperformance

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13 days ago

Si punta in alto.. Grazie mille a #blackperformance per il lavoro sul campo..

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13 days ago

Tonight at Movie Night with the @_peoplemovers @renegadepg will be featuring a #dance #film tribute to the late poet/activist #AmiriBaraka. A solo originally choreographed and film #edited by #director @amzrpg in 2004, as a self-examination of being a #Black male and responding to the #poetry of Baraka who is calling out tendencies of delusion and denial on that existence. 📽️TODAY, May 8th, 7:30 PM @bksdance 📽️ Tickets here: http://ow.ly/pIlF50u3Hny . . . #blackdance #blackart #blkartists #blackmovement #blackperformance #brooklyn #brooklynculture #blackandcultured #blackbrooklyn #brooklynart #blackrock #afrofuturism #rpg #berenegade #decadeofrenegade at Brooklyn Studios for Dance

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28 days ago

Hi friends! Check this out! 🖥 @troikatronix announced their summer DANCE RESIDENCY. The program takes place in #Berlin where you get room and board, some coaching from Isadora creator Mark Coniglio, a small stipend and free entry to our #werkstatt2019 in August!! *DEADLINE: May 19, 2019* Residency dates: August 10 to Sept. 27, 2019 Lake Studios Berlin . Check out the details at: http://ow.ly/O1Up50qmeDc 📸 #RPG Untamed Space performance . #performance #residency #dance #blackperformance #blackmovement #blackculture #afrofuturism #blackart

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30 days ago

Thank you @jaleeeeel for producing this work & having it shown at Bard College. There isn't a month in the year that I don't think about the nearness of Alton Sterling, his story while alive in Baton Rouge [my place of origin], the very short story of his death, the very long stories of his children and also how much they all look like my own kin. The piece was a glimpse into how ordinary yet completely unreasonable, unjustified & quick police violence enters black households... We saw how transparent and easily penetrable the walls of the black household are as a result of the countless bullets that are shot through them... but also how all too much people forget to be just as curious about looking into the black home when it's fully thrown into expressing love, fear, care and healing/repair. Thank you for opening up those walls and showing what our families look like on the inside rather than on the outside of the newspaper cover. What an ordinary high school day should look like and how it's fallen into tragedy without any warning for many. Thank you for keeping these cases open. Thank you for holding Alton alive and his family amongst countless others. Of course special thanks to each actor and dancer as well - alongside the lovely and talented director, @paytonsmitty #jaleelgreen #altonsterling #policeviolence #policeshootings #theater #blackwriter #blackperformance #blacktheatre

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1 month ago

Cada pessoa que atravessa "Os Desertos de Laíde" é uma semente a mais de esperança de que há como agir junto pra que todas as vidas da população preta sejam dignificadas. A deputada estadual Renata Souza esteve conosco esta semana e vem chamar vocês também! Muito obrigada, Renata, por atravessar conosco esta história de amor! #teatro #teatronegro #teatropreto #arte #artes #performingarts #blackperformance #blacklivesmatter #amor #vida #morte #juventudepreta #juciaraáwô #racismo #genocídio #ancestralidade #quilombo at CCBB Rio de Janeiro

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1 month ago

Quem me conhece sabe o quanto eu sou APAIXONADA por carro né!? E ficar com um Mustang GT v8 Black Performance durante a viagem foi SENSACIONAL 😱🔥 Agradeço a @alpharentalcar por ser uma empresa excelente e que atende tão bem todos os clientes e que tem carros pra todos os gostos. Se você vai viajar pra Orlando- Miami com família, sozinho ou com os amigos, com a @alpharentalcar você encontra o carro ideal pra sua necessidade . Te garanto que vale MUITO a pena! Thanks @alpharentalcar ! See you real soon!! #alpharentalcar #chabanviaja at Orlando, Florida

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1 month ago

JACK & WITH THE COTILLION premieres today @nylivearts @kanezaschaal’s acclaimed JACK & is a performance that considers the metric-less damages of being in prison; not the time one has served but the measure of one’s dreaming that is given to the state. The performance explores markers of transition and transformation, and draws on aspirational class stories like those in The Honeymooners and Amos & Andy ; the paintings of Agnes Martin, Ellen Gallagher and Ruth Azawa; tigers in Harlem; John Canoe traditions, and the mirroring and mimicry found in African American dance pageantry of the late 19th Century. The main character “Jack” whirls through a dance – part dream, part ritual – re-entering his own internal life. Framing the theatrical show is Schaal’s new pre and post show companion installation The Cotillion. When arriving to Live Arts lobby, audience members enter a video installation designed by Christopher Myers. Quilting the walls with murals of imagery that provide a glimpse into the technique with which JACK & and its lexicons were developed, the installation features storytelling, dream sequences and portraits, and live vocal performances. The installation continues after the performance with a post-show invitation for the audience to join on stage for a cake reception. Show dates: APR 17-20 & 24-27, 7:30 PM Tickets and info here: @nylivearts http://ow.ly/mT3a50qmBuU . 📸 by Nathan Keay #blackperformance #blacktheater #harlem #blackmovement #nycarts

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1 month ago

André @amzrpg is back in #professor mode this Spring 2019 at the University of California Los Angeles @ucla as guest artist part of the Movement Research @movementresearch Exchange program at World Arts and Cultures/Dance! . . . #blackdance #blackmovement #blackperformance #brooklyn #brooklynculture #blackandcultured #blackbrooklyn #brooklynart #blackBohemian #BlackBody #BlackPower #BlackAvantGarde #blackgrace #blackjoy #blackexcellence #blackfilm #blackartists #melaninmagic #blackrock #afrofuturism #rpg #berenegade #decadeofrenegade

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1 month ago

Hamlet in “Hamlet”...Claudio in “Much Ado About Nothing-Hip Hop Adaptation”...two Shakespeare shows...rehearsals running at the same time... needless to say I’m Shakespeare’d out...and it’s only the beginning...we got this though 💪🏾 Info on both shows will be posted in a few! . . . . . #shakespeare #hamlet #claudio #muchadoaboutnothing #hamletshow #baltimoretheatre #actorslife #blackbookedandblessed #staybusy #somanylines #blackshakespeare #blackperformance #hiphopshakespeare #blackactors #rehearsals #scripts #shakespeareforeveryone

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2 months ago

Tune in tonight at 10:30pm on radiowicv.com! @versaceshortie and I will be talking about what it means to be a performer ONstage and OFFstage. How does our race, our gender expression, our sexuality influence our performance? How do you perform in your personal life? Does anyone even know who you really are? Or do they just know the person you present? 😲😆 #radio #internetradio #blackradio #collegeradio #performance #blackperformance #queerradio #intersectionallives #presentation #blackposcast #blackradio at Maryland Institute College of Art

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2 months ago

São muitas mãos pra atravessar esses desertos com a gente! Um trabalho dedicado às mães... ancestrais e de agora, no desejo de que nenhuma delas mais tenha de passar por isso. OS DESERTOS DE LAÍDE de quarta a domingo 19h30 CCBB ................... Ìyá a pòn, a tajú èrú e tòn. Ìyá a pòn omo rè. Ìya a pòn Olódò mi ó ìyá mi ó ìyá re, Ìyálóòde  abèbè. Olódò mi ó Ìyá ó ìyá re, Ìyálóòde  abèbè. Mãe que nos carrega nas costas, olhamos surpresos vossa carga e vossa luz. Mãe que nos carrega, vossos filhos, mãe que nos carrega. Minha senhora do rio, minha mãe, ó mãe da felicidade, Primeira dama da alta sociedade com seu leque. #vidaspretasimportam #vidasnegrasimportam #blacklivesmatter #teatro #artes #artesvisuais #teatronegro #teatropreto #artenegra #artepreta #blackperformance #performingarts #atriznegra #blackactress #atriz #actriz #actress at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Rio de Janeiro

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2 months ago

🗣 DC, I’m coming!!!! I’ve had this under my hat for a bit! I have been invited to produce a special edition of my ongoing performance project “The Circle of Trust” at the @blackloveexperience taking place this Saturday at @thearc_dc!!!! “The Circle of Trust” is a space for recognition, restoration, reflection and reconnection to the senses and readying of the spirit. I am really excited for this version because I have really stretched myself to create new elements of the project. I am also working with incredible DC-based artists Holly Bass (@hollybass360), Maps Glover (@mapsglover), and Donnie Most (@donniehasaway) who will each bring something beautiful to the work. In case you are unfamiliar with the event, Black Love Experience is a multi-sensory engagement in celebration of creativity, freedom and vision under the canopy of all things Black! It is a feeding the spirit and there is truly something for everyone! The Circle of Trust will open the evening and set the tone for a night of magic. I’m grateful for my family @nubianhueman, @katskornerco and their team for trusting me with a piece of their vision!!! TICKET LINK IN THE BIO! #blacklovedc #artdc #dcart #acreativedc #hollybass #mapsglover #donniemost #performancestudies #thisshitisforus #curatorlife #contemporaryart #performanceart #blackart #blackperformance #thesacredcircle #thearcdc #inthewoodshed #becool #blackcool at Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC)

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2 months ago

#repost @1718pca ・・・ Repost By perfocraze_international: #Repost @crazinist_artist • • • • • • Finally we are soon to release the last list of selected artists for #pIAR2019 @perfocraze_international ___________________________ Stay tuned #pIAR2019 second edition arriving soon Tina Melo (Brazil ) #Repost @diasporika • • • • • • Performance "Atlântica" na Mostra de Performance da Escola de Belas Artes. 2018. 📷@hein_rafaelaa #blackcontemporaryartist #blackperformance # performancenegra #mulhernegra #pIAR2019 #crazinistartiststudio #crazinistartist #performanceart #architecture #perfocraz #perfocrazeinternationalartistresidency #1718pca (via #EasyRepost @AppKottage)

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2 months ago

Repost By perfocraze_international: #Repost @crazinist_artist • • • • • • Finally we are soon to release the last list of selected artists for #pIAR2019 @perfocraze_international ___________________________ Stay tuned #pIAR2019 second edition arriving soon Tina Melo (Brazil ) #Repost @diasporika • • • • • • Performance "Atlântica" na Mostra de Performance da Escola de Belas Artes. 2018. 📷@hein_rafaelaa #blackcontemporaryartist #blackperformance # performancenegra #mulhernegra #pIAR2019 #crazinistartiststudio #crazinistartist #performanceart #architecture #perfocraz #perfocrazeinternationalartistsresidency (via #EasyRepost @AppKottage)

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2 months ago

#Repost @crazinist_artist • • • • • • Finally we are soon to release the last list of selected artists for #pIAR2019 @perfocraze_international ___________________________ Stay tuned #pIAR2019 second edition arriving soon Tina Melo (Brazil ) #Repost @diasporika • • • • • • Performance "Atlântica" na Mostra de Performance da Escola de Belas Artes. 2018. 📷@hein_rafaelaa #blackcontemporaryartist #blackperformance # performancenegra #mulhernegra #pIAR2019 #crazinistartiststudio #crazinistartist #performanceart #architecture #perfocraz #perfocrazeinternationalartistsresidency at Kumasi, Ghana

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3 months ago

Moments from performing as part of “CARE-full”. Meditating on how bodies and Blackness respond to limits, restrictions, confinement and the voice as a site of disruption. What’s made available through the crack, scream, break, wail? Thinking with Christina Sharpe’s “In the Wake” among others. #blackperformance #embodiedthought #disruption #performanceart at Annie May Swift Hall

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3 months ago

At the closing performance of “Two Trains Running” on Sunday afternoon with the USC students in the senior seminar in American Studies and the director, Michele Shay and the producer Sophina Brown. Sophina plans to produce all ten of the August Wilson 20th century cycle plays and we plan to return for each one! August Wilson is one of the great figures of American theatre—how amazing that LA audiences will have the chance to experience these plays and with such outstanding casts and first-rate productions. The day we went it was standing room only and Viola Davis, a veteran Wilson actor, was in the house. Both Davis and Michele Shay were up for Tony Awards for their work on Wilson’s “Seven Guitars.” The work continues and Wilson’s monumental achievement lives on. . . , @producingaugustwilson @johniacovelli #americantheatre #augustwilson #twotrainsrunning #theatre #blackperformance #africanamericantheatre #1960s #malcolmx #latheatre at Matrix Theatre

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3 months ago

•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• late night // early morning movement // meditation full piece and details •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• “In the poem ‘In Lovely Blue,’ written by Friedrich Hölderin, it begins: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ‘In lovely blue blooms the steeple with its metal roof. Around the roof swirls the swallows’ cry, surrounded by most touching blue.’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It is a minuscule moment, a quick happening, in a very long poem. The way the phrase ends ‘by most touching blue’ is a turnaround, like a Hammond musician, it is inventional. Blue blooms against the roof, the roof swirls against touching blue. It’s like the phrase says what it says twice, that the content of the idea – that blue is lovely and one can be in it – is repeated with difference. I call this a turnaround. The turnaround in the chord structure of Hammond musicians is how they end a phrase between lines, between choruses and verses, between verses. The turnaround is the place for invention but the practice does not belong to the one but to the plural, what is marked is the relation between musicians.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ — *made instrument: polyphonic intention* •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• "joy in sorrow number 4" (in progress). mixed media x canvas (18” x 24”) •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #thelonelyletters #madeinstrument #polyphonicintention #blackness #mysticism #meditation #painting #play #blackqueer #blackperformance #blackart #makeart #findyourjoy

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3 months ago

Wrote this 3 years ago while directing @aurinsquire epic play Zoohouse at @natblacktheatre... Night note to self: decolonize my theatre practice and re-educate my theatre pallet. BLK theatre is polyrhythmic, polyvalent, non-linear, time-tripping, shape-shifting, out-of-bounds, and out-of-line. BLK theatre isn't flat and tamed. We create the dynamics. We create the pathways. We determine what's real. We determine what's relevant. We determine what's right. We make the rules. In our theatre In BLK theatre We choose Let's edit out the white power structure Affecting our voices our decisions our design... If we don't do it, who will? If no where else... In BLK theatre we should be able to be our gumboyaya/ speaking in tongues selves. We should be able to spill our truths all over the stage and be messy and courageous and most of all we should WIN. Stage more stories where we win!!! My sister Wendi O'Neal taught me this song... We have come this far And we won't turn around Will flood the streets with justice We are freedom bound BLK theatre should move us closer to freedom. Unbound and unbought. And more... (Draft 1) #bdac2016 #blackperformance #blackdance #blackart #blackpoetry #blackgenius #blackcreativity #blackfuture #blacklegacy #blacknow

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