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Sat, Jun 19


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New films by Cara Hagan (Boone, NC), Ananya Chatterjea (Minneapolis, MN), Paloma McGregor (New York, NY/St. Croix, USVI), and Tamara (Fákẹ́mi) Williams (Charlotte, NC).

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Jun 19, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

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About the Event

Join NCCAkron for the premiere of a collection of short dance films by Cara Hagan (Boone, NC/Australia) and her artistic collaborators as part of NCCAkron’s Community Commissioning Residency. Hagan’s artistic collaborators include Ananya Chatterjea (Minneapolis, MN), Paloma McGregor (New York, NY/St. Croix, USVI), and Tamara (Fákẹ́mi) Williams (Charlotte, NC). The cohort works closely with poet Jacinta V. White (Winston-Salem, NC) and dramaturg Sharon Bridgforth (Los Angeles, CA) in the collaborative process.

The collection of short dance films will premiere through NCCAkron’s YouTube channel on June 19 at 3 PM ET. The premiere date lands on Juneteenth, also known as African American Freedom Day or Emancipation Day. During the premiere, the artists will introduce their processes and films. The virtual premiere is free and open to the public.

We invite you to read poet Jacinta V. White's zine "A Verse in 10 Moves: Reframe / Remnant / Ritual," developed alongside the films you'll see.

Crepe Paper Kin (Cara Hagan)

Challenging the rules of linear time, this piece reaches through generations to bring together a series of embodied experiences that illuminate the persistence of cellular memory. Beginnings, endings, meetings, partings, lesson learned, energetic remnants, all experiences exist in a swirling surge of sacred magic.

the blues of my unraveling are laced with the salt of your memory (Ananya Chatterjea)

This piece, conceived, choreographed, and performed by Ananya Chatterjea (collaborators: Sharon Bridgforth (text), Darren Johnson (cinematography & editing), & Renée Copeland (score)), journeys through corridors of memory and ritual practices to touch dark spaces of pain that lie buried deep within us. A meditation on loss, undoing, a commitment to remembering, and a reaching towards light.

ÌBÀ OBÍNRIN (Tamara (Fákẹ́mi) Williams)

ÌBÀ OBÍNRIN acknowledges the importance and influences of Black women in traditions in the southern corridor of the United States and around the world. The film highlights how women have traditionally and historically connected to nature to support and fortify their communities.

A’we deh ya (sketch 21) (Paloma McGregor)

A dream, a memory, a vision.


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