Saturday, April 24, 2010

'one hundred black women, one hundred actions' premieres tonight: April 24, 2010

Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 8 p.m. (Central Standard Time)

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Conceptualized by Ayanna Jolivet Mccloud and Wura-Natasha Ogunji, 'one hundred black women, one hundred actions' is a performance of critical actions, gestures and movements from one hundred black women from around the world performed by one hundred black women in East Austin.

Black women responded to the following question: “What is a gesture of personal power, an extreme action that is necessary in your daily life?” Their actions have been archived in the form of photographs, videos and writings on a website: From these actions began the choreography of 100 movements. 'one hundred black women, one hundred actions' invokes our collective strength through a work which specifically aims to locate the presence of black female bodies as central, political, powerful forces in the world. The format of live performance coupled with simultaneous video projection recognizes the significance of repetition and reverberation, the real and the mediated to individual and collective memory and history.

'one hundred black women, one hundred actions' is presented by Fusebox Festival and funded by The Idea Fund, a project of Diverseworks, Aurora Picture Show and Project Row Houses and funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

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