THURSDAY & FRIDAY, 8:00 PM
SATURDAY, 6:00 PM
A multi-disciplinary meditation exploring the identities of individual Black men relating to provocative themes such as origins, nourishment, heritage, nature, sexuality, and technology in the 21st century. It is a bio-mythography that uses multimedia, dance, and storytelling to engage the audience in the personal journeys of two men who question and investigate connections to their ancestors, personal memories, and experiences with life and death. These are not stories of Black men that we think we know. This work challenges assumptions and provokes rethinking. Afro/Solo/Man is unafraid to take on all of our socio-cultural demons around race, gender, sexuality, and brother(hood).
Please join us for a post-show Toast on January 9, and post-performance discussion moderated by Nadine George-Graves on January 10.
ABOUT BROTHER(HOOD) DANCE!
Brother(hood) Dance! is an interdisciplinary duo that seeks to inform its audiences on the socio-political and environmental injustices from a global perspective, bringing clarity to the same-gender-loving African-American experience in the 21st century. Brother(hood) Dance! was formed in April 2014 as a duo that research, create and perform dances of freedom by Orlando Zane Hunter, Jr. and Ricarrdo Valentine. We have performed our works internationally in Haiti, Trinidad, and Mexico. Nationally we’ve shown work at FiveMyles, Center for Performance Research, B.A.A.D! (Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance), VCU-The Grace Street Theater, DraftWork at St. Marks Church, JACK, Movement Research at Judson Church, Colby College, Denmark Arts Center, BRIC and other venues.
Photo by Ryan Muir.
Gibney Presents, curated by Senior Curatorial Director Eva Yaa Asantewaa, is Gibney’s premier presentation series, offering a rich blend of dance and performance in fully produced, evening-length commissions.
Gibney 280 Broadway is accessible via elevator from the main entrance at 53A Chambers Street.
We welcome the opportunity to make this event more accessible. Please refrain from wearing scented products, so that people with chemical sensitivities can join us. Please request ASL interpreting, audio description, or open captioning 30 days before the event or submit other requests by completing our Access Requests and Inquiries Form or calling 646.837.6809 (Voice only).