Weekend Passport: Finding Global Blackness in Dance

Victoria Bradford: Abandoned Practices, Mississippi River Pier
Victoria Bradford: Abandoned Practices, Mississippi River Pier Ashley Elliot / Photos courtesy of Museum of Contemporary Art:
Victoria Bradford: Abandoned Practices, Mississippi River Pier
Victoria Bradford: Abandoned Practices, Mississippi River Pier Ashley Elliot / Photos courtesy of Museum of Contemporary Art:

Weekend Passport: Finding Global Blackness in Dance

Chicago-based Dancemakers forum (CDF) brings SHareOUT to the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) this weekend. The mini dance festival, featuring six lab artists, will celebrate 15 years of enabling local choreographers to tell their individual stories through what’s called “imaginative dance.” Joshua Ishmon is one of CDF’s six lab artists premiering his latest work “Redefining BLACK: Transforming Perceptions through Conversation, Music, and Movement.” He seeks to challenge negative perceptions associated with all things “Black” through community discussions and creative work.  Ishmon’s project is influenced from these discussions and his travels to Bulgaria and South Africa. Joining us to discuss the origin and schedule of the festival is Yolanda Cursach, curator of performance at the MCA. Artists will take the Edlis Neeson Theater stage at MCA tonight and tomorrow. Also our global citizen, Nari Safavi, will give you a couple events to help you plan your international weekend!