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Invitation to Participate in Performance Art Workshop

October 7, 2013

 

Unique workshop with NYC-based Guyanese artist Damali Abrams October 17th and 18th

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Groundation Grenada is hosting a free workshop with NYC-Based, Guyanese performance and video artist Damali Abrams. Damali will be visiting Grenada for a week-long artist-residency, which is part of a collaboration between Groundation and FRESH MILK, contemporary arts platform, in Barbados. This two-part workshop will run from 4:30pm – 7:00pm on both Thursday 17th October and Friday 18th October. It will begin promptly at the National Museum on Young Street. We seek to create an opportunity for participants to become more familiar with performance art, a unique multi-disciplinary creative practice that is different from acting and “the performing arts” in the traditional sense.

When describing what performance art is Damali says:

Art itself is a nebulous concept that eludes definition. Performance art is that much more precarious. I am drawn to performance because it can encapsulate just about anything else from any medium or discipline. It seems to be somewhat lawless and anarchic. But that is my own personal definition.

Damali, who has been working with FRESH MILK on The Fresh Performance Project which features video interviews with Caribbean-based and NYC-based performance artists, will present on her own work as well as public performance/street theatre in the Caribbean and other regions. Most of this hands-on workshop will consist of participants developing and executing performance pieces collaboratively. They will have the unique opportunity to experiment with taking performance art to the street, the second day of the workshop will consist of performing the pieces in public and documenting the process through video.

This workshop is free & open to the public.  Space is limited to 15 people.

To RSVP contact us

(473) 410 – 5271 || groundationgrenada@gmail.com 

by Friday 11th October

Special thanks to the US Embassy in Barbados for supporting this project.

 

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Groundation Grenada is a youth led social action collective, founded in 2009, which focuses on the use of creative media to assess the community’s needs, raise consciousness and act to create positive radical growth.  We pursue our mission online, through Groundationgrenada.com, and this year began expanding to live events and special projects in collaboration with local, regional and international artists and activists. Groundation Grenada’s website supports both local and diasporic voices, acting as an interface to connect youth who are hungry for innovative change.

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