The(se) Black Experience(s)
January 24 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, happening 1 times
Boyer College of Music and Dance presents, The(se) Black Experience(s), a Dance MFA Thesis Concert choreographed by, L. Graciella Maiolatesi and Femme Noire Movement Collective.
Using storytelling, songs, altar space, photographs, and exploratory movement that draws from Maiolatesi’s background in West-African dance, text/voice-based choreography, and lived-experience, The(se) Black Experience(s) carves space for Black narratives to be birthed, breathed, and celebrated. Maiolatesi wants to create brave space for Black individuals to safely investigate personal improvisational movement practices in which they can root themselves as they attempt to locate freedom in their bodies, and therefore find ways to embody liberation. The basis for this work stems from Maiolatesi’s experience as a Queer-Black-Fat-Femme navigating Western Improvisational Movement Spaces that promote “free movement” without acknowledging that for those who identify as Black, POC, and/or LGBTQIA+, the concept of moving “freely” is complicated when existing in a body that is constantly policed by social constructions and systemic regulations.