Black Parade (Gibney Work Up Residency)
WORK UP 5.3: LAUREL SNYDER, NANA CHINARA, ZACHARY TYE RICHARDSON
MARCH 15-16 2019 8:00 pm — 9:30 pm
THE THEATER AT GIBNEY 280 BROADWAY
280 Broadway New York, NY (entrance at 53A Chambers St)
Work Up is an annual residency, professional development, and performance program that supports developing artisists. Don’t miss post performance receptions each Friday and post performance discussions with the artists each Saturday.
Black Parade is a proclamation of African American elation and an antagonistic view of the conventional “angry black attitude”. This work investigates the camaraderie in a neighborhood of people coming together to celebrate a legacy and show gratitude for accomplishments in their culture. As a consequence, youth dance troupes used rhythm to express the glorification of the black body. Black Parade is a response to the kinesthetic representation of public movement in the Martin Luther King Jr. parade held in Lakeland, Florida.