American Studies Program
Klapper Hall Room 345 / Telephone 718-997-4633
February 1-3, 2008 at the Brooklyn Arts Exchange
Subject Studies N Black at the Brooklyn Arts Exchange
Thanks for your interest, Bette!
Please see below for further information on the performance/workshop
series, and feel free to post or include in any departmental
emails/listservs. Additionally, if there is sufficient interest from
students or faculty, we are more than happy to offer a discounted group
rate to the workshop (which includes both performances). We are also
happy to admit students coming solely to the performance at our "Low
Income" price of $8.
Don't hesitate to contact me for further information!
BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange
STUDIES N BLACK
A First Weekends Performance curated by resident artist Baraka de Soleil
Featuring Aixa Kendrick, Christa Bell and Aole T. Miller
Friday & Saturday, February 1-2, 2008 8pm
admission: $15 | Low-income: $8
In AIXA KENDRICK’s Black Circus, spectators are plunged into a world of
absurdity, surrealism and dreams. Using elements of pop culture, mass
media and archetypal symbolism interwoven with epic theater, African
ritual, Butoh, Commedia del Arte and hip hop, Black Circus engages the
spectator in a stream-of-consciousness discourse and social commentary
on identity & collective perception. Cowritten with Leonardo
CHRISTA BELL’s Coochie Magik is a ritual solo performance, fusing
stand-up comedy and poetic text with elements of hip hop theatre.
Coochie Magik is an act of resistance towards the corporately
sanctioned attack on women in mainstream hip hop and mass media. It’s a
transformative revival celebrating the gospel according to woman.
Actor, mover, theater artist and teacher AOLE T. MILLER has been dubbed
the "first African-American Ceremonial Mask Dancer of Bali." Drawing
upon his extensive background in movement, theatre and mask work, Aole
premieres UNTITLED, a solo dance work based on Balinese and African
THIS SPEAKS TO ME
Two days of workshops led by the Studies N Black artists!
Saturday, February 2 at 12-4pm | Sunday, February 3 at 1-4pm
AIXA KENDRICK - experimental theater development
CHRISTA BELL - "She-ism" developing expression technique
AOLE T. MILLER - voice, mask and movement work
Workshop tuition is $70. Financial assistance available. Enrollment is
limited, pre-registration required. To register for the workshop, call
Price includes workshop, ticket to the Studies N Black performance, and
a preview reading of Baraka de Soleil/ D UNDERBELLY’s latest project
Childr’n of "O" on Sunday, February 3 at 6pm.
CHILDR'N OF 'O'
Baraka de Soleil/D UNDERBELLY A work-in-progress reading
Sunday, February 3 6pm
— prophetess! techno-mammy! motha afrika! come unto we and spread thine
essence ovah thee world like hot sauce on potato chips...so that our
childr’n shall be enlightened and carry forward the legacy of thine
greatness...for thee legacy shall never end!
This work is Theater Artist in Residence BARAKA DE SOLEIL’s latest work
with D UNDERBELLY. The multimedia piece which weaves poetic text,
gestural language and TV and computer-age symbolism to examine the
voice and image of an iconic Black woman figure as it relates to
contemporary legacies which permeate society.