BDAC Announces 2018 Public Performance Art Fellows

BDAC Announces 2018 Public Performance Art Fellows

APRIL 27, 2018

Betty's Daughter Arts Collaborative is excited to welcome eleven educators, activists, artists, and healers to participate in our 2018 Public Performance Art Fellowship.  


The Public Performance Fellowship at BDAC is dedicated to creative emancipation.  As we move into year three of our thematic focus, we are deepening our commitment to creative emancipation through a lens of practical magic, cultural conjure, resilience, evolution, and transformation. We look to build a bridge from trauma to triumph as an artistic, political, and collaborative act.  

Between April and October, fellows will study womanist/black feminist experimental performance, ritual poetics, everyday magic, and performance as public practice.  With the support of our faculty and community partners, the fellows will build solo performances and participate in the development of Ebony Noelle Golden's 125th & FREEdom, a durational performance ritual exploring migration, gentrification, and cultural resilience which is slated for a June 2019 world premiere.  The fellows will also create original work and participate in The Homecoming, a solo performance art festival.  Additionally, fellows will support community-engaged, creative encounters with Harlem-based organizations.  

Welcome to the fellowship: Babay Angles (2nd Yr), Cynthia Renta, Rochelle Jamila, Kolenge Fonge, Treva Ellison, Jehan Roberson (2nd Yr), Sara Abdullah (2nd Yr), Mshairi Siyanda (3rd Yr), Marena Faith Blanchard, Reanna Roane, and Clarivel Ruiz.

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Ebony Golden