D.I.R.T. Festival: Harriet's Gun
Due to the coronavirus, please call to ensure this event is still happening before you leave home.
March 5 and 13, 8-9:30pm Eastern time
Dance in Revolt(ing) Times (D.I.R.T.) Festival 2021: Harriet's Gun, Shapeshifting Towards a Radically Imagined Black Future is a ritual of black joy, possibility, and healing. As we reckon with the 30 years between Rodney King and Breonna Taylor, Black artists tell their stories, uplift creative medicine, and conjure hope.
Harriet Tubman always carried a gun and an ivory handled sword on her liberation missions. Harriet's gun was insurance, protection, a wand, an anchor, a shield, an antenna, a sage bundle, a way out, a motivator, and a guard rail. In the same way, Harriet's Gun, Shapeshifting Towards a Radically Imagined Black Future, offers a collective space for artists to define, speak and move power into the Black future and out into the world.
Co-curated by Sarah Crowell, Artistic Director Emeritus of Destiny Arts Center in Oakland, CA and Adia Tamar Whitaker, Artistic Director & Founder of the Brooklyn-based performance ensemble Ase Dance Theatre Collective, Harriet's Gun features a spectrum of world class Black artists from around the country and Rhodessa Jones will be spinning the web for the evening as the Mistress of Ceremonies and homegrown San Francisco storyteller. A panel with the artists follows the performance.
FEATURED ARTISTS Program A Fri, March 5: 5pm PST / 8pm EST Alex Jones - Tampa Andre Zachery - Brooklyn Betty's Daughter Arts Collaborative - Houston/Harlem Embodiment Project - San Francisco Molodi - Las Vegas Sydnie L. Mosley- Harlem UFly Mothership- Brooklyn Kamille King - Newark
Program B Sat, March 13 : 5pm PST / 8pm EST Adia Whitaker - Brooklyn Afro Urban Society - Oakland Hattie Mae Williams - Miami Destiny Arts - Oakland Marc Bamuthi Joseph - D.C. Michelle N. Gibson and the Brass - New Orleans nia love - Harlem Red Clay Dance Company - Chicago Zaccho Dance Theater - San Francisco
Presented by Dance Brigade's Dance Mission Theater.
https://dancemissiontheater.org/2021/01/26/march-5-13-d-i-r-t-festival-2021-harriets-gun/ email@example.com 415-826-4441
What do you think?
Dancers of the Met at 75th St. bet. Broadway & West End
Dancers of the Met, an ensemble of current and former dancers of the Metropolitan Opera, join with furloughed members of the Met Orchestra and Met Chorus Artists to produce "Open Air Opera: Street Dan...
Stefanie Batten Bland: Kolonial (World Premiere) at Online
Through May 17 Mon
Kolonial, a collaboration between choreographer Stefanie Batten Bland and installation artist Conrad Quesen, is inspired by colonial exposition parks of Europe, North America, and the Caribbean during...
Works & Process at The Guggenheim Live Performance: The Jazz Continuum with LaTasha Barnes at Guggenheim
The performing arts series, Works & Process, announces two live performances of The Jazz Continuum with LaTasha Barnes on May 19, 2021 at 6pm and 8pm at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum as a part of ...