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Saturday, September 21 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Little Brown Language

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Little Brown Language is a dance-incantation that brings women's relational voice to bear on historical texts of Spanish colonization and Catholic conversion, in the Philippines and Venezuela.

In performing these acts of translation, we address the pasts and those passed who live on, interwoven with memories of our mothers, motherlands and mother tongues. A 25-minute version of Little Brown Language showcased in North West New Works Festival, at On the Boards/Behnke Center for Contemporary Performance in Seattle, Washington, June 14-16.

In this new performance research project, I am collaborating with two Seattle-based dance-artists, Milvia Pacheco and Angel Alviar-Langley. We are exploring the meeting point of performance and healing, and do so by drawing on a broad spectrum of healing modalities, movement techniques, vocal work, sound and written composition. I am especially interested in how we can attend to Blackness and Indigeneity as relational configurations that converge questions of land, memory and language.

We will perform an excerpt of Little Brown Language followed by a roundtable discussion on our creative process.


Angel Alviar-Langley (Moonyeka)

Angel Alviar-Langley (Moonyeka) is a disabled, queer, Filipinx, femme, street-styles dancer who utilizes art and organizing to realize a more inclusive intersectional world for her communities. Moonyeka is a Seattle Dances DANCE CRUSH, Tina La Padula Fellow, Mary Gates Leadership... Read More →

Naomi Macalalad Bragin

Naomi Macalalad Bragin is a streetdancer, performance artist and assistant professor at UW Bothell. Their writing has won awards from Drama Review, Congress on Research in Dance, and American Society for Theatre Research. Her book project Black Power of Hip-Hop Dance has received... Read More →

Saturday September 21, 2019 1:15pm - 2:30pm PDT
UW2-021 Dance Studio

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