American Realness


January 4-13, 2019


The 2019 Process program, takes American Realness to The Bronx for Pepatián ~ Bronx Artists Now: Showcase and Conversation organized by Dr. Jane Gabriels of Pepatián in partnership with Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture Rep Theater and Bronx Arts Space. The showcases are co-curated with Beatrice Capote and Maleek Washington featuring work from Cain Collective / Matthew Perez and Coleman Cain, Curet Performance Project / Megan Curet, KAYLA FARRISH / Decent Structures Arts, MICHIYAYA Dance / Anya Clarke and Mitsuko Verdery, Yesenia Fernandez-Selier, Ebony Williams with Jason A. Rodriguez, Candace Thompson-Zachery, Beatrice Capote & The Sabrosura Effect, Myriam Gadri and Kayla Hamilton. Included with the showcase is coffee, vegan buffet lunch and a conversation series presenting Dancing La Botanica: La Tierra Vive! (the earth is alive), a conversation and interview with Beatrice Capote and Alicia Díaz, focusing as a platform for Latinx choreographers and dance makers that supports the development of new work, and a book launch for two publications, Curating Live Arts: Critical Perspectives, Essays and Conversation on Theory and Practice (Berghahn Books), and Configurations in Montreal: Performance curation and communities of color (booklet published by Concordia University and Slippage: Performance / Culture / Technology). The 2019 Process program also features Muriel Miguel—one of the founders of the legendary Indigenous women’s theater company Spiderwoman Theater— offering the Pulling Threads Fabric Workshop. Participants are invited share stories and listen, to stitch together that which has been ripped apart. This workshop of storytelling and quilting, engages with personal and community stories of violence, healing, and ultimately, renewal. Pulling Threads Fabric Workshop is open to female identified people only.