In-Session 2019 Programs

In-Session 2019 Programs

February 6th | 6:30PM

Imani Elizabeth Jackson with collaborator Jo Stewart
Ain’t Got No / I Got Life is an exercise in waiting inspired by Nina Simone’s song with the same name—waiting for dusk’s cover, waiting for a train’s arrival, waiting for intervention, waiting for word.

Hinged by Nina’s song, two performers hang around in a suspended space between “ain’t got no” and “got life.” In parallel “waiting rooms,” they loiter and linger, imagining their imminent journeys and recalling the journeys of those before them.

March 6th | 6:30PM

Maya Mackrandilal with collaborators Udita Upadhyaya, Enid Muñoz and Bhanu Kapil
Maya Mackrandilal, Udita Upadhyaya and Enid Muñoz will present a live performance that activates and responds to Schizophrene by Bhanu Kapil. The three will explore ritual, fragmentation of the body, earth as archive, and the affective costs of migration. The work questions the social constructs of borders within the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and class.

April 3rd | 6:30PM

AJ McClenon with collaborator Angel Bat Dawid

What are the consequences of a citizen’s performance as superhuman while being classified as subhuman by the world at large? In the discussion of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander, AJ McClenon and Angel Bat Dawid will be using historical & contemporary sounds, movement and personal narrative to expose the effects of Jim Crow’s contemporary masks.