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NLE Lab: Dance Performance

Saturday, January 31 2015

Building a Better Fishtrap/Start in the Middle
A dance installation by Paloma McGregor/Angela's Pulse

Performed by Shantelle Jackson, Jessica Lee, Paloma McGregor and Ricarrdo Valentine. 
Scenic Design by Paloma McGregor
Costumes by Kym Chambers
Live soundscore by LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs
Sound by Everett Saunders and Paloma McGregor
Text by Ebony Noelle Golden and Paloma McGregor

2785 Frederick Douglass Boulevard
Saturday, January 31st, 1–4pm

Free and open to the public. Click here to RSVP.  

This installation-based performance is an installment of Building a Better Fishtrap, an iterative performance project rooted in the vanishing fishing tradition of choreographer Paloma McGregor’s 89-year-old father. The project examines what happens when you leave your ancestral home: What do you take with you? Leave behind? Return to reclaim?

The performance will take place continually over a three-hour period, growing and shifting while it activates the LeRoy Neiman space. Audience members are welcome to come and go as they please. 

Presented by NLE Curatorial Lab in conjunction with the exhibition The Way Out is Through. Curated by Leticia Gutierrez, Ladi’Sasha Jones, Kirstin Kapustik, Zena Koo, Kenneth Paranada, and Maurizzio Hector Pineda.


About the choreographer:
Paloma McGregor is a choreographer, writer and organizer living in Harlem. An eclectic artist, she has structured improvisation for a floating platform in the Bronx River, choreographed an Afro-futurist pop opera at The Kitchen and devised a multidisciplinary performance work about food justice with three dozen community members and students at UC Berkeley. She is director of Angela's Pulse, which creates and produces collaborative performance work dedicated to building community and illuminating bold, new stories. Paloma’s work has been supported by grants and creative residencies from the Jerome Foundation; iLAND; Earthdance; Wave Hill; Voice & Vision; Dance Exchange; Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; Foundation for Contemporary Art. Paloma is a 2014-15 Artist In Residence at Brooklyn Arts Exchange, where she is developing a solo iteration of Building A Better Fishtrap. The project, rooted in her 89-year-old father's vanishing fishing tradition, examines what we take with us, leave behind and return to reclaim. Paloma toured internationally for six years as a dancer with Urban Bush Women, and has continued to perform in her own work as well as project-based work with other choreographers, including Liz Lerman, Cassie Meador, Marjani Forte and Jill Sigman.

Related Exhibition:  NLE Lab: The Way Out Is Through

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