3–4:30 pm | FREE | Register on Zoom
In conjunction with Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem, the UMFA invites you to join us for a two-part ACME Session. The session will focus on Charles O. Anderson’s critically acclaimed dance theater project (Re)current Unrest—a meditation on the American Dream and Black nihilism.
Explore how movement and performance can function as political action and truth telling, creating space for dialogue about systemic oppression and racism. We extend a special invitation for BIPOC community members, activists, and anti-racism allies to participate.
This ACME Session will take place over two days beginning with a film screening and reflection on Thursday, March 25, followed by a post-film community workshop on Saturday, March 27.
Choreographer Charles O. Anderson (Dance Theatre X) invites the community to explore creative strategies and methodologies used to develop (Re)current Unrest in this free workshop. Anderson is particularly interested in participants of diverse nationalities, gender expressions, and personalities invested in anti-racism and social justice. Led by Anderson, participants will explore the kinesthetic states of being ‘woke’ described as a state of socio-political awareness, agitation, unease, discontent, and social disturbance that inform (Re)current Unrest.
(Re)current Unrest contains mature content, themes, language and imagery that some might find disturbing. Recommended for audiences 17+.