Call to Remember

Videography by Adriana Foreman

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Call to Remember is a shared offering

of improvisation, experimentation, and conjuring

exploring Black pedagogy, artistry, and activism in dance.

During times of unrest, uncertainty and the unknown we are called to action; to take heed without hesitation or restriction and to be unbounded by place. Call to Remember contains this collaborative improvisation between dance artists, an experience in real-time, a sharing, an uprising of real stories embedded deep within the subconscious. It holds a moment to conjure freedom, protection and love in where Blackness with all of its complexities and intersecting identities exists now and in the future. 

Image by Kari Mosley

Residencies

Danspace Project

New York, September

 2022

exchange, planting seeds

Research based creative residency

Read Danspace Project Press Release

Walker Art Center

Minneapolis, December 2021

ground water, dissolve, embodiment,  home

Research based creative residency

Pangea World Theatre

Minneapolis, August - September, 2021

water, light, pilgrimage, human migration

Research based creative residency

Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC)

Tallahassee, Spring 2023

tending, growing

Research based creative residency

Pillsbury House and Theatre

Minneapolis, January - May, 2021 

earth, grief, ancestors/guidance

Research based creative residency

Read National Performance Network blog

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Image credit: Joshua B. Alafia

 

"As someone interested in how Black people care and heal as a response to and beyond violence, terror, and harm, I am drawn to how Black people craft alternative ways of being and living. And that is the work of Call to Remember. The Black improvisation of CTR brings forth attention to how Black people construct possibilities that allow for new worlds to emerge."

 

–AK Wright

Tours and Events

Premieres

Black Dance Improvisation Workshop Series

There will be four multi-session workshops which allow for deep embodied exploration, cumulative learning, and community building. By the end of the workshop series, the community of artists steeped in Black dance improvisation will have grown.

Call to Remember (CtR) is a shared offering of improvisation, experimentation, and conjuring exploring Black pedagogy, artistry, and activism in dance. 

The Black Dance Improvisation (BDI) Workshop Series is a space to explore rigor and to center healing, remembrance, lineage, and joy as a means of cultivating community. We will move through an embodied practice to build greater awareness of body, lineage, space, and improvisation in dance.
 

Workshop 1, Part A

Guest Artist: Nia Love

June 24, 2022
Pillsbury House and Theatre, Minneapolis

Workshop 2,

Part A & B

Guest Artist: Marlies Yearby

October 21, 2022 A

October 22, 2022 B
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

Workshop 1, Part B

Guest Artist: Nia Love

June 25, 2022
Barbara Barker Center for Dance, Minneapolis

Workshop 3

Artist: Leslie Parker with Guest Artist Paloma McGreggor

Spring 2023
Pangea World Theater, Minneapolis

Registration Link (Coming Soon)

Danspace Project

Fall 2023 season to be announced

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Divination tools: imagine home, the newest iteration of CtR, will premiere in Minneapolis at the Walker Art Center, and in New York at Danspace Project.