• With Performing Diaspora fast-approaching, some of the artists took a break from the stage and headed over to KPFA’s radio studios in Berkeley for a musical sneak-preview of their work on Stephen Kent’s show, “Music of the World.” In between tracks, our Executive Director Jessica Robinson Love joined them in the conversation about their performances […]

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  • The Ewe say ” … you must cry into the song.” A man in the taxi said “… you are beautiful when you cry.” … But these things are not easy. To cry into the song when you are still so sad … To let your beauty shine thru when you feel as though there […]

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  • I didn’t get the memo. You know the one that breaks down the ways in which descendants of enslaved Africans have a different (but just as post traumatic stress disordered psychosis) than the descendants of colonized Africans. To be fair, I looked completely different when I’ve traveled abroad before (I had long hair), AND there […]

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  • from brittany: (www.danceceres.org) In this work, I am reminded how many times it takes an idea/concept to enter the body before it actually sinks into to my bones? Some times a feeling is instantaneous- other times it takes years to absorb and safely reside. How long does a new experience rest quietly in the bones […]

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  • Jess Curtis/Gravity with Maria Scaroni and Croi Glan Integrated Dance Company Thurs.–Sun. Mar. 27-30, Apr. 3-6, 8pm $18 Thurs. & Sun, $20 Fri. & Sat. Two naked bodies interact through a highly structured improvisational score. Manipulating our perception, they reveal the body’s awkwardness, its potential failure and finiteness, creating space for the unknown, the wondrous, […]

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