American Realness

Paola Balla, Genevieve Grieves and Emily Johnson

KIN Conversations

Presented by Performance Space New York
in partnership with First Nations Dialogues, BlakDance, Global First Nations Performance Network

Curated by Emily Johnson for KIN

Sunday, January 6, 5:00pm
Tuesday, January 8, 4:00pm
Thursday, January 10, 4:00pm

Performance Space New York
150 First Avenue, 4th Floor



KIN Conversations 1: Center of Center of Center
KIN Conversations 2: Uqamaltaciq, the weight of something
KIN Conversations 3: Qailluqtarr, to act, change or deal with things in various ways – some ways in which are hard to explain

Guided by First Nations artists and scholars—Paola Balla, a Wemba-Wemba and Gunditjmara woman based in Melbourne; Genevieve Grieves, a Worimi woman from Southeast Australia based in Melbourne; and Emily Johnson, a Yup’ik woman from Alaska based in New York City—this series of conversations threads through KIN and like KIN, it weaves through trauma, violence, and history with a generous resolve for the present and future—a commitment to generosity, positive motion, and the kind of deep love that moves forward like the undercurrent of the East River, the Birrarung, the Mnisose…

Please come to all three conversations if you can, as they are accumulative.

Performance Space New York’s presentation of KIN is supported by the Barragga Bay Fund with additional support by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.