In this unique performance, Thomas F. DeFrantz and SLIPPAGE explore the provocation of Kara Walker’s Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated) with shadowplay, dance and image subtraction technology. Wondering at the place of Black women’s presence in the landscape of the Civil War, SLIPPAGE will reverse and review the potent imagery that Walker has created in response to the exhibition of prints on view at the Nasher. How can the physical gestures of dance expand the ways we might look at these visual works of art? How can dance open up interpretation and suggest even more revisionist histories of the African American presence in the visual archive of the Civil War?
THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2017; FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2017
A working group committed to explorations of Black Performance Theory, broadly defined.
The Collegium for African Diaspora Dance (CADD) is an egalitarian community of scholars and artists committed to exploring, promoting, and engaging African diaspora dance as a resource and method of aesthetic identity.
In recent years, technological innovations have given rise to a new field, dance technology. Populated by artist-practitioners, technologists, and theorists, this new area encompasses performance, research and development of video game technologies, motion capture experimentation, and dance for the camera
A working group for Choreographic Artists of Color, convened in 2012.
Robotic Projection Device cycles Sound and Image from Performers