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Platform 2018 Opening Event

02/28/18 | 6:30 PM

St. Mark's Church

131 East 10th St., Map

212-674-8112


28-02-2018 12:00:00 28-02-2018 12:00:00 America/New_York Platform 2018 Opening Event | 6:30 PM Dancing Platform Praying Grounds: Blackness, Churches, and Downtown Dance. All are invited to the public opening of Dancing Platform Praying Grounds: Blackness, Churches, and Downtown Dance (Platform 2018)! This opening event will take place in the historic Great Hall at The Cooper Union—the same auditorium where Abraham Lincoln made his famous speech against the expansion of slavery. On this occasion Danspace celebrates the release of its 12th Platform catalogue with words, movement, and song featuring Platform 2018 curator, choreographer Reggie Wilson, and other participants to be announced. In the accompanying catalogue for Platform 2018, historical research, personal testimony, original artwork, interviews, and historic photographs uncover the intersecting ways places of worship have shaped religious, African Diasporic, and postmodern dance practices over past centuries. Contributors include Lauren Bakst, Lydia Bell, Thomas F. DeFrantz, Keely Garfield, Judy Hussie-Taylor, Darrell Jones, Prathibha Kanakamedala, Kelly Kivland, Cynthia Oliver, Carl Paris, Same As Sister (Hilary Brown and Briana Brown-Tipley), Radhika Subramanium, Kamau Ware, Ni'Ja Whitson, Tara Aisha Willis, and Reggie Wilson. http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=274182 St. Mark's Church St. Mark's Church

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Dancing Platform Praying Grounds: Blackness, Churches, and Downtown Dance. All are invited to the public opening of Dancing Platform Praying Grounds: Blackness, Churches, and Downtown Dance (Platform 2018)! This opening event will take place in the historic Great Hall at The Cooper Union—the same auditorium where Abraham Lincoln made his famous speech against the expansion of slavery.

On this occasion Danspace celebrates the release of its 12th Platform catalogue with words, movement, and song featuring Platform 2018 curator, choreographer Reggie Wilson, and other participants to be announced.

In the accompanying catalogue for Platform 2018, historical research, personal testimony, original artwork, interviews, and historic photographs uncover the intersecting ways places of worship have shaped religious, African Diasporic, and postmodern dance practices over past centuries. Contributors include Lauren Bakst, Lydia Bell, Thomas F. DeFrantz, Keely Garfield, Judy Hussie-Taylor, Darrell Jones, Prathibha Kanakamedala, Kelly Kivland, Cynthia Oliver, Carl Paris, Same As Sister (Hilary Brown and Briana Brown-Tipley), Radhika Subramanium, Kamau Ware, Ni'Ja Whitson, Tara Aisha Willis, and Reggie Wilson.

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