Dancing Around Race: Interrogating Whiteness in Dance
Choreographers and artists present a series of performances that address how Bay Area dance ecologies are affected by race.
Imagined as an open letter to the dance ecologies of the Bay Area, choreographers and performance artists Gerald Casel, Sammay Dizon, David Herrera, Raissa Simpson, and Yayoi Kambara present a series of performances in response to Casel’s yearlong community engagement residency, Dancing Around Race. As part of Hope Mohr’s Bridge Project, the cohort interrogated the dynamics of equity in performance, specifically how the structures and systems of dance presentation are affected by race. The evening includes a talk by Casel followed by site-specific performances and concludes with a conversation moderated by artist Bhumi Patel.
The Asian Art Museum is committed to making its events accessible to all. This event is wheelchair accessible and assistive listening devices (ALDs) will be provided. ASL interpretation or open captioning are available upon request; please email [email protected] two weeks prior to the event to request an interpreter.
Photo: PUSH Dance Company, photo by Matt Haber