Performing Diaspora 2019
Join CounterPulse for a double bill evening featuring works by our 2019 Performing Diaspora residency artists.
For 10 years CounterPulse has been supporting artists working in diasporic performing arts through the Performing Diaspora residency. This December, we revel in community-driven, multimedia works that examine ecofeminism and religion through the lens of African Diasporic narratives. Join us for these impactful new works as we celebrate a decade of Performing Diaspora.
She-Verse by Cherie Hill IrieDance is a multimedia piece inspired by drifting water, land, ancestors, bravery, and eco-feminism. The work is a meditation on dance, time, the body, femininity, and oneness with nature.
Next, mouth//full by Gabriel Christian & Chibueze Crouch explores faith in the Black body, as told through the testimonies of two artists from the African Diaspora. By mining their personal relationships to spirituality within and outside religious institutions, they will create a new Mas(s) where all can feel truly whole and holy.
Please join us for these special evenings
Dec 5-7 and 12-14, 2019
Thu, Fri, and Sat at 7:45pm
Thursdays are pay-what-you-can, reservable online! *Post-show talk back on Friday, December 6*
Want to see the show for free? Email Justin to volunteer!
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The Performing Diaspora residency is made possible by support from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, the Emmet R Quady foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
[Event photo credits–L: Cherie Hill IrieDance in She-Verse. Photo taken in the Tenderloin National Forest, a project of the Luggage Store Gallery. Photo by Robbie Sweeny. R: Gabriel Christian & Chibueze Crouch in mouth//full. Photo by Robbie Sweeny]