What Happens to Brown Girls...
What Happens to Brown Girls Who Never Learn How to Love Themselves Brown? is a live- ritual performance that explores a Dominican-American femme’s journey to self love through her relationship with her mother and their hair. By breaking the generational curse of relaxing one’s hair, is it possible to forgive the women before you for what they didn’t know?
Work-in-Progress Sharing with BAX at DanceWave (182 4th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217) Saturday, 11/13, at 3pm
Free to attend. RSVP in advance here.
Untitled (1-5) @ The Shed
A chamber choral text performance that explores the pleasure, violence, and necessity of disembodiment.
Created by Nazareth Hassan. Directed by Nazareth Hassan + Talia Paulette Oliveras. Featuring Sumayya Bisseret-Martinez, Aja Downing, Keyana Hemphill, Mariyea Jackson, Tony Jenkins, and Sierra Leverett.
Learn more here. LIVESTREAM HERE.
The Map Project will be presented in installation-form as part of an artist-run group exhibition.
Join us for opening on Saturday, May 8th at 6pm EST. The exhibition will be open 12pm-10pm EST throughout the week at 347 Broome St, NY NY 10013. Free to attend.
Learn more here.
Ta-Nia talk to Simon Stephens
In conjunction with Theatretreffen’s Stückemarkt, Simon Stephens of the Royal Court Theatre in London spoke to the five artists invited about our work and practice.
Listen to Ta-Nia x Simon’s conversation here.
Theatre as Tactic: Blk Libs for Stückemarkt
As part of Theatretreffen’s Stückemarkt, participants are invited to engage in a productive exchange with Ta-Nia to gain insight into our mode of artistic work and thought.
Mundane Afrofuturist theory asserts that Blk people already have the tools to imagine and create possible futures to live in. We (Ta-Nia) believe theatre is the ideal environment to practice those tools because it’s a space of actualisation on and off stage. In this workshop, you will get to explore a mode of devised theatre (“Blk Libs”) that we often use to facilitate actualisation of near-futures together.
Learn more and register to attend here.
Dreams in Blk Major @ Stückemarkt
In “Dreams in Blk Major”, Nia Farrell and Talia Paulette Oliveras weave a net made of dreams, wishes and memories that explores the challenges and hopes of the Afro-diasporan community in a poetic ritual.
Live-streamed staged reading to be presented online from Berlin, Germany. Directed by Ernest Allan Hausmann + Katrice Dustin. Featuring Amina Eisner, Victoire Laly, Alina Sokhna M’Baye, Abak Safaei-Rad, Barbara Saltman.
Learn more and catch the free livestream here.