NextLOOK: Performing Otherness (Ainihi e Alteridade)
December 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$5
This project examines ainihi (“identity” in Hausa) and alteridade (“otherness” in Portuguese) in music and dance traditions of Nigeria and Brazil. Multidisciplinary artist team Sinclair Ogaga Emoghene, Pablo Regis, and Kate Spanos collaborate to look for both universality and cultural specificity in shared movements and rhythms. Artists and audiences who participate in this project will consider the question: How can we re-choreograph our minds and bodies to accept the “Other” and challenge our cultural biases? The performance includes new and traditional songs and dances, a carnival-style parade, and an audience feedback session and artist discussion.
The trio will have a 5-day paid residency at Joe’s to rehearse and create their new work culminating in a public performance. All performances take place at Joe’s Movement Emporium located at 3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mt. Rainier, MD. Tickets start at $5 and can be purchased online at www.joesmovement.org. The residency and performance are part of the NextLOOK series, a creative partnership between The Clarice and Joe’s Movement Emporium.
“NextLOOK nurtures new perspectives on our culture experiences, giving voice to the collective sigh or scream of our shared experiences. It’s always a total trip to see what gets created with each residency.”
-Brooke Kidd, Joe’s Movement Emporium Founder and Executive Director
Find out more at: www.joesmovement.org/nextlook2019-2020
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