May 27, 2017
The Downstairs | 66 E 4th Street
Saturday at 3PM to 6:30PM
"If you were to sing a praise song for the people who have helped you who would those people be and why?'
"If you had to sing a song of struggle, what would that be?"
Moderated by Ali Rosa-Salas
Inter-Generational Dance Panel for Artists of Color
with Maura Nguyen Donohue, Alexis Convento and Nicky Paraiso
Slow Cook This will gather an intergenerational group of artists of color to share their struggles and their praises in a long form conversation about working in a system that has historically marginalized non-white voices.
La MaMa Moves! borrows from poet Elizabeth Alexander’s “Praise song for struggle, praise song for the day. Praise song for every hand-lettered sign, the figuring-it-out at kitchen tables” and opts for a long form conversation among several artists from the 2017 Festival. Drawing upon the lineage of Lois Weaver’s “Long Table” and “Porch Sitting” discussion practices and Emily Johnson’s Durational Sewing Bees, “Slow Cook This” will gather an intergenerational collection of artists to share their struggles and their praises.
Participating artists include:
Yoshiko Chuma, Rina Espiritu, Camilla Davis, Kirsten Flores Davis, Fana Fraser, Jasmine Hearn, Jessica Pretty, Malini Srinivasan