Performance Studio Open House: Ayo Jackson, Brother(hood) Dance!, and Emily Wexler

Performance Studio Open House presents works-in-progress and a discussion with the artists about the development process for new movement and dance.
April 28, 2015 at 8pm

361 Manhattan Avenue

Admission is Free to the public, with a suggested donation of $5.

Performance Studio Open House presents works-in-progress and a discussion with the artists about the development process for new movement and dance.

April’s showing will include work by Ayo Jackson, Brother(hood) Dance!, and Emily Wexler. Discussion moderated by Jen McGinn.

Brother(hood) Dance: We question the notion of vulnerability when connecting with ones self and others. How does one detach from their fears and insecurities to live authentically under heteronormative standards? What does black male intimacy look like in different spaces globally and how are those bodies navigating, connecting, and/or resisting in a society with harshly strict perceptions?

Emily Wexler: An investigation with three other women which is composed through a complicated structure that constantly dismantles itself. The work considers the consumption of women’s bodies by the public, while the women use their physical efforts, as a way to aggressively resist its theft.

Ayo Janeen Jackson: This piece is about the psychological affects of white supremacy.