American Realness


Tara Aisha Willis with Ligia Lewis, Dana Michel and Ni’Ja Whitson

Monday January 9, 11:00am – 1:00pm

Abrons Arts Center, Underground Theater
466 Grand Street / FREE / RSVP

A conversation bringing together performance-makers Ligia Lewis, Dana Michel and Ni’Ja Whitson, who contend with the symbolic, corporeal and affective terms of blackness, each from distinct approaches to practice and performance. Bodies navigating through (and as) the emotional and historical landscapes of racial politics; shape-shifters activating and fragmenting recognizable identity signifiers and the stage’s familiar conventions. How do black bodily experiences arrive in the intimacy (and alienation) of the present moment in performance? Moderated by Tara Aisha Willis.

Photo by Camille McOuat