This is a black arts and culture site. We will be exploring the African Diaspora via the writing, performance, both musical and theatrical (film and stage), as well as the visual arts of Africans in the Diaspora and those influenced by these aesthetic forms of expression. I am interested in the political and social ramifications of art on society, specifically movements supported by these artists and their forebearers. It is my claim that the artists are the true revolutionaries, their work honest and filled with raw unedited passion. They are our true heroes. Ashay!
1. Joanna Haigood, "Picture Bayview Hunters Point," at the Bayview Opera House "The Ruth", 4705 Third Street (Oakdale and Newcomb), Thurs.-Sun., Oct. 11-14 and 18-21, 2018, 8 PM. Visit zaccho.org for tickets (150 spots per show). Call in your dream for the Bayview Community: 628-333-5063
Since 1979 Joanna has been creating work that uses natural, architectural and cultural environments as points of departure for movement exploration and narrative. Her stages have included grain terminals, a clock tower, the pope’s palace, military forts, and a mile of urban neighborhood streets in the South Bronx. Her work has been commissioned by many arts institutions. Joanna has had the privilege to mentor many extraordinary young artists internationally at the National École des Arts du Cirque in France, the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in England, Spelman College, the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University, the San Francisco Circus Center and at Zaccho Studio.
2. 40th Anniversary of Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (LSPC). Founder, Ellen Barry and Executive Director, Dorsey Nunn, share its history. LSPC Gala is Oct. 3, 2018, 6-9 PM in Oakland at the Scottish Rite Center. Visit prisonerswithchildren.org