Guest Artist Residency with Michelle Gibson
FREE public dance workshop Saturday, Oct 1st, 11am - 12:20pm
Location: Reed College, Performing Arts Building (PAB) 240
The New Orleans Original BuckShop is an enthralling master class series that immerses participants in the culture and Diasporic traditions of Black, New Orleans. Michelle N.Gibson focuses this masterclass series in her own “New Orleans Second Line Aesthetic " that involves improvised movement, interpretation, defined footwork and full body articulation, brass band music and the embrace of communal ritual. With hips leading the torso and feet, legs bent at the knees, and steps that strut, Michelle N. Gibson shares her lived experience.
The New Orleans Original BuckShop and the work of Michelle N. Gibson serve as the bridge between communities and academia, highlighting the importance of art as a lived experience and lifestyle.
The Sounds of Afrolitical Movement
May 24th – June 18th, 2023
Created by Ramona Lisa Alexander, Oluyinka Akinjiola, Darrell Grant, and Charles Grant.
A newly devised multimedia performance, inspired by Black creativity, joy and political power.
Join us as we present an exciting, newly devised, multimedia performance, inspired by Afrofuturism’s call to lift up Black creativity, joy and political power across time and space.
Weaving music, dance, and documentary footage together, The Sounds of Afrolitical Movement explores the past, present and future of BIPOC-led protest movements.
Rejoice! Diaspora Dance Theater seeks to diversify the contemporary dance landscape with untold stories and under-told perspectives of communities of color.
Grounded in values from the African Diaspora we use our art at activism. Rejoice! celebrates and cultivates community through artistic engagement, performances, and dialogue, weaving stories of hardship and triumph.
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Rejoice! is a Non Profit Organization committed to bringing high artistic quality to the Portland Community and beyond. Every donations makes a difference.
Rejoice! is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, making your donation tax deductible.
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