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Performing Diaspora 2021
June 10, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Join CounterPulse as we take a voyage through lasting divides and ancestral wisdom.
This June we investigate histories of rebellions and victories, queerness, and the violence of forced migration through two groundbreaking new dance works by pateldanceworks and Byb Chanel Bibene/Kiandanda Dance Theater.
The evening will include movement, storytelling, sonic landscape, and immersive experience, asking the audience to become part of the performance itself. With to leave the land we open conversations about past and present colonization to empower audiences to dismantle inequitable social structures. The violence endured within our lineages is part of these queer bodies and we seek to hold and heal these stories of lost homelands and lost lives.
Next, enter a visual voyage in time that paints the tensed stories of the Black bodies resisting slavery and seeking connection with the ancestral wisdom. [Re]member by Byb Chanel Bibene/Kiandanda Dance Theater connects Black bodies via their shared history, fight for liberties, and against slavery.
In-person and Virtual performances:
Thu-Fri, Jun 3-4 & 10-11, 8pm PDT at CounterPulse
Sat, Jun 5 & 12, 2pm PDT at CounterPulse
Sat, Jun 12, 2pm PDT Livestream and Artist Q&A