February 25 at 5:00 pm
Agnes Varis Performance Lab at Gibney Dance 280 Broadway
we free is a multi-media project that looks at the millennial approach to liberation through its music, social dance, and social media. we free is centered in the livelihood and reparation of the African continent and diaspora. It is a social experiment, a conversation, a non-performance, a call to action, a bashment party, an ode to, and in moments a critique of, the millennial generation and what we are doing, right now, to be free.
Collaboration is essential to we free. Marguerite is in eternal gratitude to the communities and artists who contribute genius and relevance to the work. This specific showing features singer and multi-instrumentalist Solo Woods, artist DJ BLKWYNTR, and interdisciplinary performing artist Arielle Rosales, Artistic Director of House of Duende (who is in co-facilitation with Marguerite in a series called #wefree l #unleashyourduende).
About the Artist
Marguerite Hemmings specializes in street styles, social dances, hip hop, and dancehall. She currently teaches Experimental Dancehall, a class that looks at the power of African diasporan social dance through dancehall/reggae culture and music. She has received grants from the Jerome Foundation, Brooklyn Arts Council, Gibney, Dancing While Black, and University Settlement to further her work as an artist/organizer. As for her latest projects, she has been working on a multimedia endeavor called ‘we free’ that explores the millennial generation’s take on liberation. Iterations of ‘we free’ have been shown at Gibney Dance, Brooklyn Museum, BRIC Arts Media, and MoCada.
Feb. 25 at 5pm
On performance days, the box office will be one hour before showtime.