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!
September 5 – 11, 2011
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For the third year, Nursha Project co-curates annual Young Women’s Health Leadership Summit at the University of California, San Francisco. Nursha Collaborators, Infin8 Sync and Mona Webb, were featured in the day’s events. To view images or learn more about this YWHLS, click here .
NPA Thandiwe De Shazor is featured in Pomo Afro Homos , the remount of the highly acclaimed piece, Fierce Love .
Saturday, March 5th, 2011 at 8pm
Sunday, March 6th, 2011 at 7pm
3225 8th Street NE Washington, DC 20017
Straight out of San Francisco’s Castro District, Pomo Afro Homos (Postmodern, African American, you know the rest), the badass brothas of queer performance rocked Dance Place in the 90s. Two decades later, Pomo co-founder, writer and director Brian Freeman remixes the company’s classic work Fierce Love with a fresh crew of San Francisco/Bay Area badass brothas.
Shining a light on Black gay life, the heart of Fierce Love is rooted in the early 1990s when it was created. While some of the pop culture references have been updated and a few new pieces have been added, including a hip hop number, many of the issues the show takes on have not changed in 20 years. As one of the few theatrical works exploring Black gay life, Fierce Love is still relevant in the US and beyond as the dialogue on race and sexuality continues to evolve.
To learn how to preview the piece before it appears at Dance Place, click here .
Friday, March 4th, 2011 @ 11pm
2021 14t Street
NW DC 20009