Re-Place-ing Philadelphia: Public Talk with Faustin Linyekula and Dr. Rizvana Bradley

Add to Calendar

1/2: Faustin Linyekula. Photo by Elise Fitte-Duval.
2/2: Faustin Linyekula. Photo by Agathe Poupeney.

The Painted Bride Art Center hosts a public conversation with dancer and choreographer Faustin Linyekula and Dr. Rizvana Bradley of Emory University. A dynamic discussion on practice, process, artistry, and social concerns will be followed by a reception.

Funded by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Re-Place-ing Philadelphia is built on a foundation of public dialogue and interaction, using art as a lens for viewing the city and its history. The 20-month project is designed to be open-ended, flexible, and permeable, generating a stream of performances, artworks, lectures, readings, and conversations that respond to the city and create forums for new ideas. A core group of artists will aid the Painted Bride in transforming their programs, infrastructure, and facilities.

Dancer, choreographer, and self-described storyteller Faustin Linyekula founded Studios Kabako in Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo), in 2001. Linyekula looks to subvert the dominant tropes of representation, replacing them with ideas of innovation, community, resourcefulness, and hope.

Dr. Rizvana Bradley is Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Emory University, and was the Helena Rubinstein Critical Studies Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Her current research discusses and locates the material history of blackness as central to current debates about community in contemporary continental philosophy, and extends its critical gaze directly to Linyekula’s work.

RSVP to najja@paintedbride.org.


References

Grants & Grantees

FringeArts will produce a re-imagined production of this seminal multidisciplinary work by choreographer Lucinda Childs, architect Frank Gehry, and composer John Adams at its September 2015 festival in Philadelphia.

Grants & Grantees

Artistic Director Nichole Canuso likes to explore “dances that celebrate the awkwardness, humor and surprise in human experience.”

Grants & Grantees

Bartram’s Garden was the home of John Bartram, a Quaker farmer with a lifelong fascination with botany. Today the 45-acre garden is a National Historic Landmark on the banks of the Schuylkill River.

Grants & Grantees

Jim Hinz is a visual artist and a 2003 Pew Fellow.

Grants & Grantees

Crossroads Music presented a 24-hour marathon concert of Hindustani (North Indian classical) music, featuring leading musicians from India and the United States.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Dr. Susan Leigh Foster is a choreographer, dancer, and scholar. Her “danced lectures” became a launching point for the third iteration of the Center’s danceworkbook series.

The Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change will perform as part of the Liberian Independence Day Celebration in Trevose, Pennsylvania.

Several ongoing and recently completed Center-funded Exhibitions & Public Interpretation projects have received national and regional media coverage in recent months.

A number of Center-supported performances take the stage this summer, including seven new musical commissions by The Crossing and the world premiere of Pablo Batista’s music and dance production El Viaje (The Journey).

Grants & Grantees

Margie Strosser is a filmmaker and a 1994 Pew Fellow.

Collaborators & Colleagues

An employee of the Chicago History Museum since 1982, Russell Lewis currently holds the position of executive vice president and chief historian.

Percussionist and Pew Fellow Pablo Batista presents El Viaje (The Journey), a new performance work.