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Tue, Mar 26

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Brooklyn Art Haus

Rachel DeForrest Repinz, Enya-Kalia Creations | EstroGenius 2024: EXPANSION at Brooklyn Art Haus

2024 EXPANDs all over the city! Rachel DeForrest Repinz and Enya-Kalia Jordan perform their thoughtful, physical, detailed works in a brand new venue in Brooklyn for a one time shared show. Curated by Portia Wells

Rachel DeForrest Repinz, Enya-Kalia Creations | EstroGenius 2024: EXPANSION at Brooklyn Art Haus
Rachel DeForrest Repinz, Enya-Kalia Creations | EstroGenius 2024: EXPANSION at Brooklyn Art Haus

Time & Location

Mar 26, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Brooklyn Art Haus, 24 Marcy Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA

About the event

EstroGenius moves to Brooklyn for one night for ESTROGENIUS 2024: EXPANSION, at Brooklyn Art Haus.

EstroGenius Assistant Producer Portia Wells has curated the work of EstroGenius artists Rachel DeForrest Repinz and Enya-Kalia Jordan.

See these fabulous artists at La Mama on March 18 with a taste of the works, and then together, in a full evening version in Brooklyn on March 26!!

If I Could Just Reach Out and Touch It, by Rachel DeForrest Repinz is an intimate multi-sensory performance exploring girlhood, grief, and how to make the perfect pot of coffee. Utilizing experimental approaches to audio description and accessibility as creative praxis, the cast invites audiences to be immersed in their world.

Ebonic Bodies in Motion, by Enya-Kalia Jordan. If Black feminism is to womanism, as purple is to lavender, then the Ebonic body is my jam, acting as a joyful celebration of us ratchet Black girls as scholars and innovators - This choreographic work is a  Black ‘fly gurl’ (i)teration of "Ebonic Bodies in Motion: Discerning the Metaphysical Emergence of African American Vernacular Embodiment” which centers Black women in Brooklyn, their knowledge systems, and African American Vernacular English (AAVE). This work celebrates and cultivates dance performance, prioritizing Black women’s embodiment as expressed across the body, movement, sound, and aesthetics. It imagines AAVE as soul communication expressed as both spoken and movement languages voiced from the Black "fly gurl's" prerogative. This developing choreography work plays with projection,  and light to discuss how the Ebonic body transcends and is viewed from moment to moment. It also utilizes colloquialisms, poetic verse, and documentary to compliment Black women's stories told through movement.This multi-module project (written research, oral stories, choreography, documentary, pedagogy) is apart of Enya-Kalia Jordan's practice-based dissertation research, which utilizes a decolonial activist methodology, asking the audience to consider which bodies are traditionally considered changemakers and culture creators.

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