Time to Talk / Davalois Fearon
Time to Talk
March 27 @ 7pm, March 28 & 29 @ 9pm
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Mabou Mines Theater
150 First Avenue, Second Floor,
New York, NY 10009
Time to Talkis a multimedia dance-theater piece rooted in research on American history, dance history, racial identity formation and systemic racism. It is inspired by Davalois’ own experience of oppression and racial bias within academia that she encountered in 2015. Dynamic fluid dance, live music, spoken word, projection art, and dialogue are used to call attention to racial inequalities within American concert dance and society at large, and aims to encourage audience members to question how they may knowingly or un-knowingly contribute to maintaining social norms that support a status quo of inequity.
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by Stew and Heidi Rodewald arranged by Mike McGinnis sang by Davalois Fearon
Talk-back panel guests: Jennifer Jordon (NAACP), Elissa Buxbaum, (Anti-Defamation League)
About the Artist
Davalois Fearon is a Bessie award-winning, critically acclaimed dancer, teacher, and choreographer born on the island of Jamaica and raised in The Bronx, New York. She is the founder and Artistic Director of Davalois Fearon Dance, a company with a mission that pushes both artistic and social boundaries. Her choreography has been presented nationally and internationally, including by the Joyce Theater, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Manhattan Movement, the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, and Edna Manley College in Kingston, Jamaica. She has received awards from Bronx Council on the Arts and Pentacle among others. In addition, she has been commissioned to create new work by organizations such as Harlem Stage and The Bronx Museum. In 2005 she joined the Stephen Petronio Company, whom she performed and taught around the world with until 2017. Fearon has collaborated with internationally renowned poet Patricia Smith, multi-reedist Mike McGinnis, fashion photographer Nigel HoSang, and interdisciplinary artists Andre Zachery and Deborah Castillo. www.davaloisfearon.com