An informal space for BIPOC participants to connect and discuss their experiences related to anti-racism in dance and series workshops.
Join other Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) participants for a free, virtual check-in for BIPOC persons who participate in any of The Bridge Project's Anti-Racism trainings and workshops. Facilitated by Cherie Hill and Bhumi Patel, this space provides BIPOC participants the opportunity to informally reflect and discuss experiences related to anti-racism in dance and to casually interact.
Check-in #1: Tuesday, JUNE 8, 6:30-7:30 PM (PDT)
Check-in #2: Thursday, SEPTEMBER 23, 6:30-7:30 PM (PDT)
FREE to attend. Folks are invited to attend one or both of the sessions.
This is an online event taking place on Zoom. You will receive a Zoom link via email one day prior to the event.
If you require closed captioning or ASL interpretation to participate in the check-ins, please contact [email protected] by May 17th, 2021 (for the June check-in) and September 7th, 2021 (for the September check-in) with your access needs.
ABOUT THE FACILITATORS
Cherie Hill is a choreographer, dancer, teacher, and scholar whose art explores human expression and how it is conveyed through the body in collaboration with nature, music, and visual imagery. With her dance company, IrieDance, Cherie has held artist residencies with Footloose Productions, Milk Bar Richmond, the David Brower Center, and CounterPulse’s Performing Diaspora Residency Program. As a performer, she has worked with Bay Area Repertory Dance, Makomba West African Drum & Dance, David Dorfman, Kiandanda Dance, & Helander Dance Theater. Cherie is currently the Director of Art in Community for Hope Mohr Dance/The Bridge Project and Co-President of the CA Dance Education Association.
Bhumi B Patel is the queer, desi Artistic Director of pateldanceworks (she/they, please) creating work at the intersection of embodied research and activism. Her work involves dancing, choreographing, curating, educating, writing, and scholarship as a pursuit for liberation, with the time and space to decolonize the body. Bhumi is a member of Dancing Around Race and has been published in the San Francisco Chronicle, Contact Quarterly, Life as a Modern Dancer, and InDance. www.pateldanceworks.org
ABOUT THE BRIDGE PROJECT | The Bridge Project creates and supports equity-driven live art that builds community and centers artists as agents of change. The Bridge Project, co-directed by Cherie Hill, Hope Mohr, and Karla Quintero, consists of the following programs: a Community Engagement Residency; a Multidisciplinary Performance Series; a Teaching Artist Series; and a Public Dialogue Series. More information at www.bridgeproject.art
Photos (top to bottom): Cherie Hill by Ras Amlak; Bhumi Patel by Shinichi Iova-Koga
For more information on the Bridge Project's Anti-Racism in Dance series visit: bridgeproject.art.
Funding for The Bridge Project is provided, in part, by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, San Francisco Grants for the Arts, San Francisco Art Commission's Cultural Equity Initiative, the Erol Foundation, the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, and generous individual donors.