Call to Remember: Black Dance Improvisation Festival

Pillsbury House + Theatre and Pangea World Theater are excited to be partnering to present Black Dance Improvisation Festival, the newest in visionary Black Dance Artist Leslie Parker’s multi-year body of work titled Call to Remember.

Springing from the 2022 series of Black Dance Improvisation workshops led by Leslie Parker, Marlies Yearby and Nia Love, the festival honors the spirit of Arts Ancestor Laurie Carlos who fostered the development of countless artists and built community among artists and audiences. The first evening of dynamic, spirit-invoking dance is Friday April 28 performing at Pillsbury House + Theatre followed by a second evening at Pangea World Theater on Saturday April 29.

“Laurie Carlos seeded in artists immeasurable possibilities as she trained, challenged, mentored, and cultivated their artistry. Leslie’s work is a powerful example of the indelible impact Laurie had on our lives and testament to how that impact continues to reverberate across our arts ecosystem. At PH+T we are deeply grateful to the ways that Leslie continues the legacy and lineage of Laurie” ~ Signe V. Harriday, Artistic Producing Director of Pillsbury House + Theatre

DETAILS


Call to Remember Black Dance Improvisation Festival advances Leslie Parker’s mission to celebrate and bring more artists into the practice of Black Dance Improvisation and to conjure ‘Black Space’, liberated creative space centering Black freedom and Black joy. Dance artists Ashe Jaafaru, Ryan-Olivia Lundy, Tumelo Khupe, Jazz Casteneda, Arneshia Williams, and Imagine Joy were invited by Leslie and commissioned by PH+T and Pangea to create short solo works for the Festival. Iconic Twin-Cities based musician, performer, and 2022 McKnight Composer Fellow Queen Drea joins the project as DJ and Emcee. For these events audiences will be required to wear a mask. Tickets are pick-your-own-price, $0-$30.

After catching the Black Dance Improvisation Festival at PH+T or Pangea, please join Leslie for the latest iteration of Call to Remember – Divination Tools: Imagine Home – premiering at the Walker Art Center May 11th – 13th 2023. More info HERE.

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AT PILLSBURY HOUSE + THEATRE
 

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AT PANGEA WORLD THEATER

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