Brother(hood) Dance!:Afro/Solo/Man (work-in-progress)
Feb
22
to Feb 23

Brother(hood) Dance!:Afro/Solo/Man (work-in-progress)

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Afro/Solo/Man (work-in-progress) is a multi-disciplinary meditation on the identities of Black men in relation to ideas of origins, nourishment, heritage, nature, sexuality, and technology in the 21st century. It is a bio-mythography that uses multimedia, dance, and storytelling to engage the audience in the personal journeys of three men who question and investigate memory, life, death, and the connection to their ancestors. These are not stories of Black men that we think we know. Brother(hood)! Dance challenges assumptions, provokes rethinking, and takes on all of our demons around race, gender, sexuality and “brotherhood.”

General Admission: Seated

Afro/Solo/Man is produced as part of the BRIClab Residency. BRIClab is a commissioning and residency program that offers local artists time and space to explore and expand the possibilities of their work in music, dance, theater and multi-disciplinary performance. Work-in-progress showings, presented with moderated artist-audience dialogues, open artists’ process and creativity to BRIC’s diverse public. 

For ticketed events, the Box Office opens one hour prior to show time. Advanced tickets can be purchased online or by phone at 877-987-6487.

$8 Adv / $12 Door (GA Seated)

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Jan
13
4:30 PM16:30

Lost and Found Discussion & Reception

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Coinciding with the encore performances of Variations on Themes from Lost and Found: Scenes from a Life and Other Works by John Bernd, Danspace Project hosts a panel conversation and reception co-presented by Danspace Project, Gibney Dance, American Realness, and The Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance (ICPP).

Panelists will include: Will RawlsIshmael Houston-JonesJaime Shearn CoanPeter CramerJack WatersRicarrdo ValentineOrlando Zane Hunter JrMiguel GutierrezPamela SneedJudy Hussie-Taylor, and others to be announced.

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Oct
19
to Oct 22

Shared Evening: Brother(hood) Dance!/J'Sun Howard

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Demonstrations, marches, sit-ins/die-ins/love-ins, rallies, prayer: are there alternatives to these forms of protest that we can employ to generate positive change? J’Sun Howard’s Working On Better Versions of Prayers: Version I is a poetic testimony in which miracles can erupt at any moment. “My aim is to make a dreamscape that can be a possibility for a future world,” writes Howard, a Chicago-based dancemaker and poet who most recently performed at Danspace in the Bessie Award-winning work of Darrell Jones. Howard is inspired b “radical hope,” a concept articulated by author Jonathan Lear who was influenced by ideas from he last hereditary Chief of the Crow Nation, Plenty Coups (1848-1932). Howard and performers/collaborators D. Banks, Damon Green, and Will Harris create a charismatic space for joy, exploring the intimacy between queer men of color, flirting with notions of divine radical presence and how it “holyficates.” Director: J’Sun Howard; Dramaturge: Raquel Monroe.

An early version of Brother(hood) Dance!’s how to survive a plague was seen during Danspace’s Platform 2016: Lost & Found. In this interdisciplinary meditation on the artistic generational gap between those lost in the global AIDS epidemic, Orlando Zane Hunter, Jr and Ricarrdo Valentine investigate who survives and whose stories are told during and after life, and explore methods of healing, care-giving, and living testimonies in a ritualistic setting of movement, sound designed by Hunter and live singing by Starr Busby, and aromatherapy by Nicole Wilkins. In a “reverential gesture to lost ancestral artistic dreams,” Hunter and Valentine seek to venerate the Black African bodies that were exiled from the urgency of care and shunned by their communities and government. Costumes by Emmy Award-winning designer Shane Ballard.

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The Opulence of Integrity
Jul
8
7:00 PM19:00

The Opulence of Integrity

The Opulence of Integrity

“To be born, branded by history, burdened by responsibility, and inspired towards greatness requires a committed heart and an opulence of integrity.”- Choreographer Christal Brown

Inspired by boxing's outspoken superstar Muhammad Ali’s career as a boxer and life as a social activist, public martyr, and human being, The Opulence of Integrity deploys eclectic movement and multiple media to illustrate the turmoil of a life infused by divinity yet misinterpreted by humanity. By using Ali as an archetype, The Opulence of Integrity explores the struggle for identity for men of color in the United States with an intimate and expansive look at social, economic, and spiritual trappings that prohibit freedom. Brown pours her own experience into the work and dedicates it to her father, brother, and uncle who, in her words, “fought but did not win” and to her son “whose battle has not yet begun.”

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DB/WD:The Workshop: Brother(hood) Dance! class
May
20
12:00 PM12:00

DB/WD:The Workshop: Brother(hood) Dance! class

The DB|WD Workshop is designed for young professional dancers (18+) to meet a range of choreographers making provocative work in within the NYCdance community. Nine Teaching Artists will lead a workshop that encompasses their physical and choreographic interests, as well as share an excerpt of their work in our evening performances, along with a list of Performing/Gallery Artists. Our goal is to cultivate a diverse community, centering the body as site of discourse, joy, and understanding.

Artists include blaQballet, Rena Butler, Jasmine Hearn, Christina Robson, Manuel Vignouelle, Yin Yue, and more!

Partial proceeds for this event will be donated to the #blacklivesmatter movement.

www.dbwdworkshop.com

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La Carpa
May
12
12:30 AM00:30

La Carpa

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Brother(hood) Dance! will be in Mazatlan, Mexico for two weeks performing and teaching in the local arts community. La Carpa will be our first dance festival outside of the U.S.A.

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The Opulence of Integrity
Apr
14
7:00 PM19:00

The Opulence of Integrity

The Opulence of Integrity

“To be born, branded by history, burdened by responsibility, and inspired towards greatness requires a committed heart and an opulence of integrity." - Choreographer Christal Brown

Inspired by boxing's outspoken superstar Muhammad Ali’s career as a boxer and life as a social activist, public martyr, and human being, The Opulence of Integrity deploys eclectic movement and multiple media to illustrate the turmoil of a life infused by divinity yet misinterpreted by humanity. By using Ali as an archetype, The Opulence of Integrity explores the struggle for identity for men of color in the United States with an intimate and expansive look at social, economic, and spiritual trappings that prohibit freedom. Brown pours her own experience into the work and dedicates it to her father, brother, and uncle who, in her words, “fought but did not win” and to her son “whose battle has not yet begun.”

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The Opulence of Integrity
Apr
6
to Apr 7

The Opulence of Integrity

The Opulence of Integrity

“To be born, branded by history, burdened by responsibility, and inspired towards greatness requires a committed heart and an opulence of integrity.”- Choreographer Christal Brown

Inspired by boxing's outspoken superstar Muhammad Ali’s career as a boxer and life as a social activist, public martyr, and human being, The Opulence of Integrity deploys eclectic movement and multiple media to illustrate the turmoil of a life infused by divinity yet misinterpreted by humanity. By using Ali as an archetype, The Opulence of Integrity explores the struggle for identity for men of color in the United States with an intimate and expansive look at social, economic, and spiritual trappings that prohibit freedom. Brown pours her own experience into the work and dedicates it to her father, brother, and uncle who, in her words, “fought but did not win” and to her son “whose battle has not yet begun.”

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The Opulence of Integrity
Mar
31
to Apr 2

The Opulence of Integrity

The Opulence of Integrity

“To be born, branded by history, burdened by responsibility, and inspired towards greatness requires a committed heart and an opulence of integrity.”

- Choreographer Christal Brown

Inspired by boxing's outspoken superstar Muhammad Ali’s career as a boxer and life as a social activist, public martyr, and human being, The Opulence of Integrity deploys eclectic movement and multiple media to illustrate the turmoil of a life infused by divinity yet misinterpreted by humanity. By using Ali as an archetype, The Opulence of Integrity explores the struggle for identity for men of color in the United States with an intimate and expansive look at social, economic, and spiritual trappings that prohibit freedom. Brown pours her own experience into the work and dedicates it to her father, brother, and uncle who, in her words, “fought but did not win” and to her son “whose battle has not yet begun.”

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The Opulence of Integrity
Mar
10
to Mar 11

The Opulence of Integrity

Join us for an evening of The Opulence of Integrity by Christal Brown in collaboration with Tyrone Beavans, Jay Bouey, Wendell Gray, Orlando Zane Hunter, Jr and Ricarrdo Valentine

Inspired by boxing's outspoken superstar Muhammad Ali’s career as a boxer and life as a social activist, public martyr, and human being, The Opulence of Integrity deploys eclectic movement and multiple media to illustrate the turmoil of a life infused by divinity yet misinterpreted by humanity. By using Ali as an archetype, The Opulence of Integrity explores the struggle for identity for men of color in the United States with an intimate and expansive look at social, economic, and spiritual trappings that prohibit freedom. Brown pours her own experience into the work and dedicates it to her father, brother, and uncle who, in her words, “fought but did not win” and to her son “whose battle has not yet begun.”

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