[PhiladelphiaDANCE.org Listserv] PDP Informance w/DENEANE RICHBURG & LELA AISHA JONES 4/7at 6PM

Terry Fox info at philadanceprojects.org
Thu Apr 1 10:04:13 EDT 2021


DANCE UP CLOSE with PHILADELPHIA DANCE PROJECTS

Online Informance Series Spring ’21 featuring


DENEANE RICHBURG and LELA AISHA JONES


Join us for a reflective conversation between kindreds with a love for
artistic adventure, history, and archiving

on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 6PM


FREE or pay what you wish

RSVP: info at philadanceprojects.org

For PDP’s Informance Wednesday, April 7 at 6PM choreographer/skater Deneane
Richburg based in Minneapolis and performance artist Lela Aisha Jones based
in Philadelphia will present, “*Companionship in Worlds that Divide: Earth
Ice Collaborations with/in Brownbodies.”*



Deneane Richburg, founder/ artistic director of Brownbody and Lela Aisha
Jones, founder of FlyGround said, “They met on facebook in 2010, when
Philadelphia was both of their homes. Since that time, Brownbody was
formed. Deneane is the Artistic Executive Director and Lela is the
Associate Artistic Director of Brownbody. For ten years, they have been
blurring through developing a partnership in artistry and cultivating a
commitment to expressing Black and African diasporic ways of being as
living traditions that are infinite and can flow between earth (the stage)
and ice (figure skating).”


They ask, “What does it mean to be companions in a field that privileges
whiteness and Euro-based ways of being--continuing to look for a single
star? How do you walk alongside one another when all is asking you to part
and be your own artist?  Due to their steadfast admiration for and honoring
of one another, they are building a way of moving with each other and black
and brown folks on the ice.”


Artists info can be found at:

https://www.flygroundera.com   and     https://brownbody.org

-- 

*"Dancers are here.  **They have never left, and they are ready to do the
work” Tommie-Waheed Evans, PDP Informance 2020*




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