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August, 5-7, 2022

QTPOC Sankofa Dreaming Mini Festival

Brought to you by MBDance, this mini festival of workshops, performance and a community meal over 3 days celebrates brilliance Audrey Hailes

MBDance is proudly offering a mini-festival of participatory workshops, a community meal and a kickoff performance–all centered around trans and queer artists of color past and present. MBDance Artistic Director Maria Bauman mused “I have an undergraduate and a terminal degree in my art field and yet I didn’t learn about queer nor trans artists of color, especially Black folks. We out here, we been here. So, I’ve been grateful to my elders for teaching me our lineage outside of institutions and I’ve been hungrily and happily researching on my own as well. This mini-festival, hopefully a pilot for a longer community course with opportunities for participants to present their own work, is meant to fill in gaps and honor our folks. May we be strengthened by our histories and strengthen our relationships with other QTPOC artists!”

So, please join us for a weekend of participatory workshops to learn about QTPOC artists past and present and to try on their methodologies. We’ll enjoy a kick-off performance by MBDance (ticket included for QTPOC Sankofa Dreaming weekend participants). Cohort participants will also make your own work; offer one another support, critique and encouragement; learn about performative artists you may not have heard of; and enjoy a themed, catered meal together. This is sliding scale/pay-what-you-can, no documentation needed. We’re using the community honor system so please reflect on what’s being offered and what you can afford.

Here’s to celebrating our Queer and Transgender Artmakers of Color! We’re prioritizing QTPOC artists but all are welcome to apply. Please submit this short application June 27th by 12pm EST

QTPOC Sankofa Dreaming takes place at Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX). We will be in person and masked. A negative covid test is required; thank you.

QTPOC Sankofa Dreaming is also supported by Urban Bush Women Choreographic Center Initiative 2.0, Brooklyn Arts Council, Bailey’s Cafe, and Dance NYC.

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