Nursha Project™ Founder Speaks @ BAX

Thursday, May 17 – 7 pm – $20
DANCING WHILE BLACK: VOICES FROM THE BUSH
An evening of dance and dialogue

FEATURING a conversation on equity in art and new choreography by the latest generation of dancers to emerge from the internationally acclaimed Urban Bush Women dance company.

CHOREOGRAPHERS: Maria Bauman/MBDance; Marjani Forte/LoveForte (with Nia Love); Paloma McGregor/Angela’s Pulse; Samantha Speis. Curated by Paloma McGregor.

PANELISTS: Christal Brown/INSPIRIT dance company; Shalonda Ingram/Nursha Project; cultural critic Greg Tate; Milta Vega-Cardona/People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond; and Tony-nominated choreographer Marlies Yearby. Moderated by Shani Jamila/Human Rights Project at the Urban Justice Center

DANCING WHILE BLACK is an artist-led initiative by Paloma McGregor/Angela’s Pulse that aims to create ongoing platforms for process, dialogue and experimentation and to shift the power of contextualizing work and articulating aesthetic values into the hands, and bodies, of black dancers themselves.

For more info about  BAAD! visit www.bronxacademyofartsanddance.org

“Where My Girls At?” Celebrates 5th Anniversary in Home of Inception

October 23, 2011 by  
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“Where My Girls At?” returns home to Oakland, California to celebrate its 5th Anniversary!

“Where My Girls At?” is a “thoughtful, provocative, and insanely funny” one woman show written and performed by the “multi-talented” Micia Mosely. Portraying five drastically different characters representing the diversity of Black lesbian experiences, Micia challenges the notion that there is only one way to be Black or queer in the 21st century.

A phenomenal one hour performance steeped in improv and audience participation, Where My Girls At? has thrilled audiences across the country from San Francisco, Detroit and New York to Amherst, Chapel Hill and Honolulu. A New York Innovative Theater Award Nominee, the show, while hilarious, continues to tackle difficult issues including inter and intra-group racism, sexism, and homophobia.

Written & Performed by Micia Mosely

Directed by Tamilla Woodard

Musical Score by RiMarkible Things Music

Produced by Shalonda Ingram

A Nursha Project Production


EVENT DETAILS

Saturday, November 12th, 2011; 7:30-9:30pm

Sunday, November 13th, 2011; 3:00-5:00pm

Oakland School of the Arts

530 18th Street

Oakland, CA 94612


Tickets

$15 if you purchase tickets by Oct. 31, 2011

$12.50 Group Rates

$20 Advance Tickets

$25 Tickets at the door

To purchase tickets, click here


To read a recent review of the performance by D.C. Theatre Scene, click here:

http://dctheatrescene.com/2010/07/09/where-my-girls-at/

Nursha Co-Curates Independent Artists’ Week, San Francisco

August 29, 2011 by  
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Join Nursha Project in celebrating Independent Artists’ Week in San Francisco!

Independent Artists’ Week (IAW) is a week-long celebration dedicated to ensuring that artists, arts organizations, and the businesses that support them have a means to celebrate and network. This week of festivities includes live performances, showcases, panels, eco art awareness, networking /consulting, and more! In 2009, we began the process of branding Independent Artists’ Week Celebration to the Fillmore Jazz District. We hosted events in the Western Addition between Fulton and Post streets. Our vision is to continue this with the support and participation of the restaurants, business, and community organizations.

There is something for everyone!



EVENT DETAILS

September 5 – 11, 2011

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Join NPA Micia Mosely at Marga’s Funny Mondays

April 19, 2011 by  
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Come celebrate the start of the week with Marga Gomez at Marga’s Funny Mondays!

EVENT DETAILS

Monday May 9th, 2011 @8pm

Special Guest: Micia Mosely

The Marsh

2120 Allston Way Berkeley, CA

Tickets: $10

For more information, click here. Stay tuned for more details!

Queer Art Impact Co-founders Debate at The Field!

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Join Queer Art Impact co-founders, Mathew Heggem and Shalonda Ingram as they share their offerings on The Field and the Abrons Art Center’s panel discussions on the performing arts community! The first of some fiery and critical discussions, the Next Gen Debate Series will be held in a structured debate format facilitated by a moderator.

EVENT DETAILS

Hypermedia Marketing: Alienating or Inviting?

Monday, April 11th, 2011; 7pm

Abrons Art Center

Abrons Art Center in the Underground Theater

466 Grand Street (at Pitt Street)

New York City

Twitter, Facebook, blogs, websites, apps etc.: What do these do to an already tense and widening generational gap? How can one stay afloat and keep tabs on every stream? How do you decide what level of engagement is right for you? Is this an opportunity or an obstacle for the performing arts community? This debate will investigate the myriad ways this “flood of material” is (mis)used, consumed and disseminated.

Debaters include Brian McCormick, Eva Yaa Asantewaa, Mathew Heggem, Sarah A.O. Rosner, and Wendy Perron!


“Starving Artist” vs. Entrepreneur: Is the language we use around the arts helping or hurting?

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011; 7pm

Abrons Art Center

Abrons Art Center in the Underground Theater

466 Grand Street (at Pitt Street)

New York City

Do you pay yourself a living wage to make your work? Do you value your work as something that needs to happen? Does “non-profit” equal art-as-charity, a luxury commodity, a non-necessity?  Does it support entrepreneurship? How does this language help art-makers to be seen, fund raise and be recognized as important and critical?

Debaters include Morgan von Prelle Pecelli, Jean Ann Douglass, Catherine Peila and Shalonda Ingram!


NPA Thandiwe De Shazor Featured at International Home Theater Festival in Berkeley

March 27, 2011 by  
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Join Thandiwe De Shazor at “Home Cooking,” a one-night stand of queer performances, music, movement, puppetry, and food at the International Home Theater Festival in Berkeley, presented by Eye Zen Art.  Thandiwe is workshopping some rewrites of his show, “Children of the Last Days,” and some new work, “Chicken Soup for the Chronic Masturbators Soul” or “The Wounded Boy Project”.

EVENT DETAILS
Saturday, April 2nd, 2011
8-10:00 pm
“Home Cooking”
International Home Theater Festival
Fort Webster
2522 Webster St.
Berkeley, California, 94702
Tickets: $7.99/$4.99 NOTAFLOF
Hosted by Alex Nowik and also features Seth Eisen & M.Lee, m.a. brooks, Jupiter the Metallic Massai, Karen Fox, Tho Vong, and other special treats!
For more information, click here.