125th & FREEdom (Black August Edition): Open Rehearsal + Potluck Picnic
Aug
19
3:30 PM15:30

125th & FREEdom (Black August Edition): Open Rehearsal + Potluck Picnic

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 photo by: Gaia Robinson

photo by: Gaia Robinson

Join Ebony Noelle Golden and community members for an OPEN REHEARSAL + POTLUCK PICNIC in honor of Black August, a yearly remembering of freedom fighters and radical movements for liberation that have taken place in the month of August. During the event, we will experience excerpts of the ritual, share stories, and food.

About 125th & FREEdom:  What would Harriet Tubman say if she returned to speak to us today? Would the state of of our society enrage her? Part protest, part parade, part processional, Ebony Noelle Golden's 125th & FREEdom is a durational, ritual performance that venerates the radical legacies of liberation and collective resilence in the face of erasure, injustice, and displacement in Harlem and beyond. www.bettysdaughterarts.com. 

It takes a community to lift up a performance.  125th & FREEdom is (or has been) generously supported by: The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics at New York University, National Black Theatre, Double Edge Theatre, Betty's Daughter Arts Collaborative, LLC, Angela's Pulse- Dancing While Black Fellowship, and Dance Your Future: Artist and Mentor Collaborative Residency.

STAY TUNED... The World Premiere of 125th & FREEdom will be presented by National Black Theatre June 2019.

FAQs

1. This is a community event. All ages are welcome. 

2. Wear comfortable shoes. We will be walking and standing.

3. Hydrate and bring water. 

4. Dress comfortably.

5. This is an immersive + interactive open rehearsal that happens on the street. Come excited to witness and share.

6. We will conclude with a potluck in the park. Bring a drink, a snack, or more, to share.

7. Some spaces may not be fully accessible by wheelchair or walker. 

8. Do not let money stop you from joining us. 

9. This event will happen rain or shine. Bring an umbrella and/or rain jacket, if necessary. In the event of lightening storm, the event will be canceled and all sales will be refunded. There will not be another open rehearsal if the event is canceled.

10. If you have any specifc questions about the rehearsal, email info@bettysdaughterarts.com.

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BDAC Performs @  Mothers of the Movements at National Black Theatre
Mar
12
6:00 PM18:00

BDAC Performs @ Mothers of the Movements at National Black Theatre

Ebony Noelle Golden has been commissioned by National Black Theatre to create a new performance exploring the legacy of the women of the Student Non Violent Coordinating Committee.  The commission will be shared at "Mothers of the Movements ," a celebration of the contribution of Black women pioneers from the Civil Rights and Black Arts movements. "Mothers of the Movements" is a two-part series that will take place in both Harlem-based institutions.

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BDAC @ Dance/NYC Symposium
Feb
25
10:00 AM10:00

BDAC @ Dance/NYC Symposium

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Dance. Culture. Resilience.
(POC only session)
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Studio U, Capacity: 100

Dance Culture Resilience is a skills-sharing creative strategy session focused on the way in which POC dance makers are thriving and building self-determined spaces and practices to further their wellness, artwork, and communities. This session is offered to self-identified People of Color (POC) and seeks to serve as a safer space for Black, Brown, and other POC folks to organize, share and celebrate strategies and tools for solidarity. Participants should come prepared to listen and share. Please bring brochures, resources, recipes for resilience, and business cards. There will be a swap table set up to exchange tools and resources.  Let’s build! 

Facilitated by:  Ebony Noelle Golden, Founder and CEO, Betty’s Daughter Arts Collaborative

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BDAC Performs @ Looking Back, Looking Forward
Feb
17
12:00 PM12:00

BDAC Performs @ Looking Back, Looking Forward

About BDACs Participation:  

5:00 PM–5:45 PM

The Power of the Word
Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán (artist and organizer), Kamilah Forbes (Executive Producer, Apollo Theater), Ebony Noelle Golden (artist and strategist), and lê thi diem thúy (poet) discuss the impact of history on literary and artistic practices with moderator Roberta Uno (theatre director and Director, Arts in a Changing America). Discussion is followed by a performance of selections from 125th & FREEdom by Ebony Noelle Golden and ensemble

About the Event: Artists, thinkers, activists, academics, and community leaders gather for a symposium of conversations, performances, and open studios exploring artistic, social, and political perspectives on the extraordinary world-changing events of 1968, the fifty years that followed, and the promise of the next fifty years. Artistic interventions and multi-disciplinary conversations across visual and performing arts, activism, literature, film, and poetry will take place in the historic period rooms—including the Board of Officers Room, Veterans Room, and second-floor Company Rooms.

Admission to each conversation or performance is first come, first served. Space is limited.

Collaboration with The Aspen Institute Arts Program & ArtChangeUS

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Experiments in Creative Emancipation: A Curatorial Collaboration with Movement Research
Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

Experiments in Creative Emancipation: A Curatorial Collaboration with Movement Research

 November 13 features choreography by Courtney J. Cook

November 13 features choreography by Courtney J. Cook

Each season the AoCC at Movement Research invites a member of the community to curate three artists to participate in Movement Research at the Judson Church. The Fall 2017 / Winter 2018 curator is Ebony Noelle Golden, who has curated Audrey Elaine HailesJaimé Yawa Dzandu, and Courtney J. Cook performing on October 16, 30, and November 13.

Curatorial Statement || Experiments in Creative Emancipation

Audrey Elaine Hailes, Jaimé Yawa Dzandu, and Courtney J. Cook make work that is challenging, thick, messy, purposeful, durational, muscular, textured, and requires full-bodied participation from the audience. This is the kind of art we need. Cheers to these bold and necessary artists for making work to challenges the times and sets a vision for emancipation in action.  

Read the full curatorial vision here. 

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Experiments in Creative Emancipation: A Curatorial Collaboration with Movement Research
Oct
30
7:00 PM19:00

Experiments in Creative Emancipation: A Curatorial Collaboration with Movement Research

 Jaime's work will be featured on October 30th.

Jaime's work will be featured on October 30th.

Each season the AoCC at Movement Research invites a member of the community to curate three artists to participate in Movement Research at the Judson Church. The Fall 2017 / Winter 2018 curator is Ebony Noelle Golden, who has curated Audrey Elaine HailesJaimé Yawa Dzandu, and Courtney J. Cook performing on October 16, 30, and November 13.

Curatorial Statement || Experiments in Creative Emancipation

Audrey Elaine Hailes, Jaimé Yawa Dzandu, and Courtney J. Cook make work that is challenging, thick, messy, purposeful, durational, muscular, textured, and requires full-bodied participation from the audience. This is the kind of art we need. Cheers to these bold and necessary artists for making work to challenges the times and sets a vision for emancipation in action.  

Read the full curatorial vision here. 

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Oct
23
12:00 PM12:00

Workshop+Lecture +Performance: Experiments in Creative Emancipation at Princeton University

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Ebony Noelle Golden will facilitate a workshop and present an evening lecture on creative emancipation and the role of radical black performance traditions in conjuring movements for social transformation. Ebony will be joined by Audrey Hailes and Jaime Dzandu who will perform an excerpt from 125th & Freedom, her current performance project.  Golden was Invited by Princeton Arts Fellow, Cave Canem Fellow, and performer, Jaamil Olawale Kosoko. 

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Experiments in Creative Emancipation: A Curatorial Collaboration with Bronx Academy of Art and Dance
Oct
21
8:00 PM20:00

Experiments in Creative Emancipation: A Curatorial Collaboration with Bronx Academy of Art and Dance

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BDAC is excited to collaborate with BAAD!, Bronx Academy of Art and Dance, in our city-wide exploration of creative emancipation.  The one-night-only concert features work by BDAC's fall artists-in-residence, Audrey Elaine HailesJaimé Yawa Dzandu, and Courtney J. Cook performing on October 21 as a component of the BlackTinX Performance Festival.

Tickets here:  https://fareharbor.com/baadbronx/items/58723/availability/78346868/book/

Curatorial Statement || Experiments in Creative Emancipation

Audrey Elaine Hailes, Jaimé Yawa Dzandu, and Courtney J. Cook make work that is challenging, thick, messy, purposeful, durational, muscular, textured, and requires full-bodied participation from the audience. This is the kind of art we need. Cheers to these bold and necessary artists for making work to challenges the times and sets a vision for emancipation in action.  

Read the full curatorial vision here. 

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Speaking Engagement: The Brooklyn Conference
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

Speaking Engagement: The Brooklyn Conference

The inaugural Brooklyn Conference will take place on October 20 and 21, 2017. Born out of a political moment of profound urgency, the Conference will feature a wide ranging roster of artists, filmmakers, writers, and performers alongside CEOs, nonprofit leaders, activists and elected officials during two days of programming.

The first day of the conference, Friday Oct. 20th, will be devoted to keynotes, short dynamic talks, conversations, panels and performances to a live audience at the Museum. We expect an audience of 500, not including our global livestream viewers. The audience will be made up of changemakers, business leaders, writers and artists, community leaders.

The Brooklyn Conference is the culminating event of the Museum’s Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum, a year-long initiative in celebration of the tenth anniversary of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. This momentous anniversary project was conceived as a museum-wide, transcultural, cross-collection takeover of exhibitions and programs that question tradition and propose new approaches to study, engagement, and material progress toward equity. Furthering our remarkably progressive history, the conference will examine the ecology of diverse practices and strategies, creating a rich and thought-provoking experience that explores the intersection between art and social justice.

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Experiments in Creative Emancipation: A Curatorial Collaboration with Movement Research
Oct
16
8:00 PM20:00

Experiments in Creative Emancipation: A Curatorial Collaboration with Movement Research

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Curatorial Vision || Experiments in Creative Emancipation

Each season the AoCC at Movement Research invites a member of the community to curate three artists to participate in Movement Research at the Judson Church. The Fall 2017 / Winter 2018 curator is Ebony Noelle Golden, who has curated Audrey Elaine HailesJaimé Yawa Dzandu, and Malcolm-X El-Shabazz Betts performing on October 16, 30, and November 13.

Audrey Elaine Hailes, Jaimé Yawa Dzandu, and Malcolm-X El-Shabazz Betts make work that is challenging, thick, messy, purposeful, durational, muscular, textured, and requires full-bodied participation from the audience. This is the kind of art we need. Cheers to these bold and necessary artists for making work to challenges the times and sets a vision for emancipation in action.  

Read the full curatorial vision here. 

 

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Oct
10
6:30 PM18:30

Panel: Stories, Strategies and Practices with Movement Research

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Ebony Noelle Golden has been invited to discuss her current research interests and creative work during a Studies Project panel conversation.  She will speak about 125th & Freedom and creative emancipation.  

Organized by Lily Bo Shapiro and Stanley Gambucci and hosted by the Artists of Color Council, the Studies Project gathers together an intergenerational group of dance makers and performers to discuss their artistic practices and the practical realities that go hand in hand with them. Each bring a range of aesthetic and cultural lineages, career trajectories, and studio practices into the room. This conversation will hold each artist's individual experiences and knowledge of the field up as a crucial, shared resource.

A series of artist-instigated panel discussions, roundtables, performances and/or other formats that engage issues of aesthetics, philosophy and social politics relevant to the dance and performance community.

All Studies Project events are free and open to the public.

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The Homecoming: A Creative Emancipation Mini-Festival with The Hemispheric Institute
Oct
1
10:00 AM10:00

The Homecoming: A Creative Emancipation Mini-Festival with The Hemispheric Institute

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Register here:  The Homecoming: A Creative Emancipation Mini-Festival

The Homecoming: A Creative Emancipation Mini-Festival welcomes community to explore the intersection of art and emancipation in the time of now. The festival features conversations, performances, live music, food, and fellowship. The Homecoming is orchestrated by Artist-in-Residence Ebony Noelle Golden and is co-produced with The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. #creativeemancipation

Featuring Performances by...

Creative Emancipation Collaborators:  Jaimé Dzandu, Audrey Hailes, and Malcolm-x El-shabazz Betts

Public Performance Art Fellows:  Tara Daniels, Sara Abdullah, Mshairi A Uwezo Siyanda, Joyce Miller, Khokhoi X Cuckoo, and Angelica Tolentino

Musicians:  Ras Moshe Burnett and Kelvyn Bell

Featuring a Conversation on Creative Emancipation facilitated by Nina Angela Mercer in dialogue with Muriel Tarrant, Cara Page, and Monica Octavia

Cast Reflections on 125th and Freedom and Public Performance as Ritual Facilitated by Sara Abdullah, Karen Eubanks, and Jehan Roberson.

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Sep
24
12:00 PM12:00

125th&Freedom: A Public Performance Ritual

  Ebony Noelle Golden's 125th and Freedom is a public performance art project comprised of ten choreopoetic rituals staged along 125th Street between the Harlem and Hudson Rivers.  The piece venerates the radical legacies of The Underground Railroad, The Great Migration, and 125th Street to explore migration, gentrification, and creative emancipation in the wake of large scale political, economic, cultural displacement.  The performance seeks to collectively source tools and strategies for collective resistance and resilience that can withstand systemic oppression that is inextricably tied to living in a society that values "profit over people".  

Ebony Noelle Golden's 125th and Freedom is a public performance art project comprised of ten choreopoetic rituals staged along 125th Street between the Harlem and Hudson Rivers.  The piece venerates the radical legacies of The Underground Railroad, The Great Migration, and 125th Street to explore migration, gentrification, and creative emancipation in the wake of large scale political, economic, cultural displacement.  The performance seeks to collectively source tools and strategies for collective resistance and resilience that can withstand systemic oppression that is inextricably tied to living in a society that values "profit over people".  

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT.

TICKETS NOW ON SALE:  https://125thandfreedom.eventbrite.com/

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Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

Speaking Engagement: Words*Rock* & Sword: A Festival Exploration Of Women's Lives‎

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Present Artist and Activist:  The Transformative Process Performances and Community Conversation


RSVP HERE! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/astraea-wrs-present-artist-and-activist-the-transformative-process-tickets-37575725005
 

Featured Artist
SpiritHouse NC 
Performing excerpts from Collective Sun Reshape the morning
SpiritHouse is a Black women-led cultural organizing tribe with a rich legacy of using art, culture, and media to support the empowerment and transformation of communities most impacted by racism, poverty, gender inequity, criminalization and incarceration. We are Black, cash poor, disabled, queer, and formerly incarcerated, grassroots organizers, artists, alchemists, strategists and healers. We are multi-generational, valuing the genius of Black youth and the lived experience and wisdom of our elders. We prioritize the leadership of the people at the center of the issue who are most impacted by systemic racism and oppression.

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Sep
17
12:00 PM12:00

125th&Freedom: A Public Performance Ritual

  Ebony Noelle Golden's 125th and Freedom is a public performance art project comprised of ten choreopoetic rituals staged along 125th Street between the Harlem and Hudson Rivers.  The piece venerates the radical legacies of The Underground Railroad, The Great Migration, and 125th Street to explore migration, gentrification, and creative emancipation in the wake of large scale political, economic, cultural displacement.  The performance seeks to collectively source tools and strategies for collective resistance and resilience that can withstand systemic oppression that is inextricably tied to living in a society that values "profit over people".  

Ebony Noelle Golden's 125th and Freedom is a public performance art project comprised of ten choreopoetic rituals staged along 125th Street between the Harlem and Hudson Rivers.  The piece venerates the radical legacies of The Underground Railroad, The Great Migration, and 125th Street to explore migration, gentrification, and creative emancipation in the wake of large scale political, economic, cultural displacement.  The performance seeks to collectively source tools and strategies for collective resistance and resilience that can withstand systemic oppression that is inextricably tied to living in a society that values "profit over people".  

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT.

TICKETS NOW ON SALE: https://125thandfreedom.eventbrite.com/

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Mar
17
to Apr 25

Fellowship Applications Open

Betty’s Daughter Arts Collaborative invites competitive applications for its Public Performance Art and Arts-in-Action fellowship program.  Conceived in 2009, BDAC’s fellowship program advances the brilliant work of artists, activists, and educators through real-world training in cultural strategy, community arts education, art administration, public performance, and cultural activism.  To date, BDAC has trained more than 500 practitioners, through its fellowship program and affiliate professional development offerings with collaborators and clients.

All are encouraged to apply, regardless of race, class, educational background, citizenship status, performance skills, ability, gender, sexual orientation, and religion.  BDAC is a no hate zone.  We are guided by womanism, racial justice, social justice, cultural wellness, collaboration, shared work, and responsibility. 

The Public Performance Art (PPA) Fellowship focuses on solo and collaborative street performance, ritual poetics, live art, theatre, and performance installation.  Fellows are expected to participate in a local convening, present a solo work-in-progress and perform in a collaborative public performance.  Twenty fellows will be accepted.  Course credit optional.

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Jan
8
6:30 PM18:30

Camille A. Brown Presents: The Gathering

Ebony Noelle Golden will co-facilitate The Gathering with Sydnie Mosley. Conceived by choreographer Camille A. Brown, The Gathering serves as an open forum for intergenerational black female artists to support one another and to advocate for greater cultural equity and acknowledgement in the contemporary dance world.  As trendsetters and pioneers who merit more widespread public recognition for their innovations, this evolving group of black choreographers will meet to examine the reasons for this precedent and to embark on a mission to make their work more broadly accessible and appreciated.

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