Feature Artist Practice – Not About Race Dance with GERALDCASELDANCE
For this occasion, GERALDCASELDANCE will discuss the process of making Not About Race Dance, which is a collaborative choreographic response to the unmarked predominance of whiteness in US postmodern dance. The work cites Neil Greenberg’s Not About AIDS Dance to connect the silence around the AIDS epidemic and the unacknowledged racial politics of postmodern dance. Occupying a space defined by white artists, it contests the structural endurance of whiteness in postmodernity by disidentifying with the white cube activated by Trisha Brown’s Locus and asks how difference can be made visible through choreographic structures that do not traditionally make space for brown and black bodies. Whiteness is the “not race” that the work exposes as a durable history and dominant social structure perpetuated through contemporary dance practices.
Gerald Casel will be present to hold a Q&A with his artistic collaborators: Aron Altmark (media and lighting design), Rebecca Chaleff (dramaturgy), Tim Russell (sound design), and Audrey Johnson, Kaia Makihara, and Karla Quintero (dancers).
May 29, 4-5pm
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