afroFUTUREqu##r, a weekend curated by Thomas F. DeFrantz and niv Acosta
Performer, choreographer and scholar Thomas F. DeFrantz and dance artist niv Acosta curate a weekend around Afro-futurism and utopian/dystopian visions of a Black tomorrow, with performances by Grisha Coleman, Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, Niall Noel Jones, Eto Otitigbe, among others, and the curators themselves.
Thursday (aka "Thursgay"), Oct. 15 at 9 pm:
Niall Jones, Jonathan Gonzalez and Brother(hood) Dance!
Friday (aka "Frigay"), Oct. 16 at 8 pm:
Grisha Coleman and Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, followed by a dance party until 1 am
Saturday (aka "Saturgay"), Oct. 17:
There will be continuous activity in the space from 2 10 pm, hosted by
Cheeky LaShae, Interludes by RAKIA!, and with these featured performances:
2 pm: Thomas F. DeFrantz: where think going?
5 pm: DGGD (Doggdays) Christina Blue & Adam Boothman
8 pm: niv Acosta: /Theory-ography/, plus Eto Otitigbe and Grisha Coleman
Sunday (aka "Sungay"), Oct. 18 at 11 am:
Brunch panel: afroFUTUREqu##r: black art, white venues, and the new black presence in elite performance. Featuring full delicious catered brunch.
Produced by Shireen Dickson and by SLIPPAGE: Performance|Culture|Technology (Thomas F. DeFrantz Artistic Director)
Thursday, Oct. 15: $10
Friday, Oct. 16: $10
Saturday, Oct. 17: $25 for the entire day or $10 per featured performance (2 pm, 5 pm, 8 pm)
Sunday, Oct. 18: $15 delicious catered brunch & panel discussion
505 1/2 Waverly Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11238