Image by Ashley Hunt

THE SCHOOL FOR THE MOVEMENT OF THE TECHNICOLOR PEOPLE

The School for the Movement of the Technicolor People is a large-scale installation and performance platform by Los Angeles based artist taisha paggett in collaboration with Ashley Hunt, Kim Zumpfe and dance company WXPT.

The Off Shoot at The Off Center will be set up as a rehearsal studio, photo shoot and experimental classroom, where the School for the Movement of the Technicolor People will be researching their ongoing question, “What is a Black dance curriculum today?” in the context of Austin. Convened in the memory of an erased Black school in East Texas, the School builds a curriculum that responds to the limited positioning of Black and queer movers in the dance and art worlds, seeking new relationships and possibilities, freedoms and sovereign spaces. Residency activities will include wanderings, gatherings, dispersions, the lifting of people, processions, demonstrations, the staging of images and other embodied practices whose traces accumulate into a visual archive and temporary installation.

Schedule Daily: Wed 6 to Sun 10, April 2016 3-5pm The School and WXPT dance company in open classroom hours (Open to 10 members of the public at a time).

Daily: Wed 6 to Sat 9, April 2016 5-9pm Open Hours for viewing of visual archive and temporary installation.

The artists are seeking dance moves, protest forms, images, histories, and everyday movement vocabularies of survival and celebration that structure Black life, and they can be contacted at: wxpt.info@gmail.com

The School for the Movement of the Technicolor People is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by Fusebox in partnership with DiverseWorks and NPN. The Creation Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For more information: www.npnweb.org

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