Moving Voices Project PC Marquana Burgess
Residency with Jana Schmeuck/Moving Voices Project
Workshop on Somatics and Dance Making Methodologies-Moving Voices
DSA Panel Dancing Jewishness, Race and Interculturalism’s Practice as Research at August 8-11th at Northwestern University in Chicago. Fellow presenters Adam McKinney and Selene Carter.
PC Sara Forshay, Who Fears Not Death
PC Marquanna Burgess Moving Voices Project in Asheville Co-directed and Co-Choreographed by Jana Schmueck and Celia Weiss Bambara
Praxis Dialogues-Dialogues on Process and Making in regards to Who Fears Not Death
April 26th. 2018 at 7pm. Showing of Les Navettes created in collaboration with Natalie St. Martin (Korea/USA) and Aminata Traore (Ivory Coast)at the BELK theater at UNC Asheville.
Also showing a new piece blue, green set on contemporary III and repertory students at UNC Asheville in collaboration with local musical composer Kimathi Moore. Composition funded by University Teaching Council grant. Student work generated through Celia’s Advanced Improvisation and Composition class will also be shown.
April 5th at 6pm at Revolve, Artistic Surrogacy Project, My Place or Yours Curated by Cara Hagan in Asheville. Performance of work and showing with collaborators in Ivory Coast and Korea. This solo project was created through 6 months of exchange through Skype, email and google docs in regards to feminism, race, culture, cultural exchange and personal experiences. Please see invitation here
March 13th-15th Hybrid Practices Conference at the University of Malta. Practice as Research Presentation. Improvising Coalitions: Fusional Dance in the Jewish and African Diasporas. As a diasporic Jewish woman I will address how improvisation as a method of movement research that permits the overlap of Jewish and African diasporic practices and coalitions outside of the bounds of language. I will relate this discussion about improvisation and the content of my dance company’s, the CCBdance Project, work to notions of diaspora, displacement and yearning for home.
May 18th, 2018 Presentation of Work-in-Progress “who fears not death: for my sons father” with musical collaborator Kimathi Moore at Draftwork in a shared show with Celia Weiss Bambara/ Meg Foley curated by Ishmael Houston Jones at Dancespace at St. Marks Church
teaching movement research, improvisation through CIE Priemier Temps in July 2017 in Dakar Senegal. Photo Credit Elise Fitte-Duval. Celia seated next to Andreya Ouamba
Who Fears Not Death: For My Sons Father at the Carol BELK theater at UNC Asheville. PC. Joe Bolado. Spring Dance Sharing 2018.
We Fear Not Death: For My Son’s FatherThis solo work asks questions about how we mourn, let go of the fear and stigma surrounding death and locate the edges of how we loose those dear to us. Equally this work asks why some die and others live in Africa. It questions the ways that certain lives are privileged over others. Drawing from Ndedi Okorafor’s textual landscape of post-apocalyptic Africa the work excavates outsiderness, the destabilization and re-centering of self that mourning requires and finding home in one’s own body in order to mourn. The solo dance project is a contemporary dance work that draws upon African and Caribbean movement materials in an experimental dance work that incorporates aspects of theater. The work will be made in collaboration with African American musician Kimathi Moore. This is an important solo work made for the CCBdance Project, as completion of the work will occur during the company’s 13th year of existence. This work will be Celia’s fourth solo work for the company. This work directly engages the thematic material of inter-culturalism as well as the explicit realities of Africa and delves into the disparities of race based inequality on a continental scale through the mourning of life lost.