Keely Garfield Dance
Danspace Project Platform: Dancing Platform, Praying Grounds, Churches, Blackness, and Downtown-Dance
March 15,16,17 at 8pm
St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery
Tickets (866) 811-4111
There is a West African proverb, "When you pray, move your feet!" In response MANDALA brings a community of moving parts together to make things whole. ZPO's Three Tenets—Not-knowing, Bearing Witness, and Taking Action—spur us on and provide a map of sorts. Ideas recede, listening appears, and dancing will save our souls.
MANDALA is performed by Paul Hamilton, Raja Feather Kelly, Emma Rose Brown, Eleanor Smith, and yours truly! KGD is joined by a multifabulous cast that includes my spirited students from Lang Dance Department, The New School, as well as star-powered surprise guest artists!
This presentation of MANDALA is part of a shared evening with Same As Sister/Briana Brown-Tipley & Hilary Brown, and Ni'ja Whitson, curated by Reggie Wilson as part of Danspace Project Platform: Dancing Platform, Praying Grounds, Churches, Blackness, and Downtown-Dance. Pick up a copy of the Platform Journal to read my essay, "Holy Moly" on making dance, identity, and impermanence.