Harvardwood Suggests... Harvard Dance Center Showing: Initiation– In Love Solidarity

November 13, 2021 at 4:00pm - 5:30pm

4:00pm to 5:30pm ET

A Harvard Dance Center showing of Initiation– In Love Solidarity, a new work by choreographer and dance scholar Nailah Randall-Bellinger that includes a live performance iteration, the dance film screening, and a conversation with Nailah Randall-Bellinger and cinematographer Christina Belinsky, moderated by Charles Warren Professor of History and Professor of African and African American Studies Vincent Brown.

Initiation– In Love Solidarity, is a choreographic narrative exploring the embodiment of the Middle Passage, and the resilience and evolving identities of women in the African diaspora. A film component of the work was created at historic sites in New England related to the transatlantic slave trade and emancipation.

The work is an invitation to enter a dialogue on the journey of African diasporic people, as it connects to the whole of humanity, through reflection, reclamation, and regeneration, moving from trauma to resilience in love solidarity. The film and live performance will be presented in various formats alongside discussions this fall.

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Top image: Kelly green banner with "HARVARD DANCE CENTER FALL '21 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE NAILAH RANDALL-BELLINGER" in white font.  Five Black women dancers wearing white dresses are in mid-movement in an open grassy field. In the foreground, one of the women sits on a light brown wooden bench. The dancers are Imani Deal, Patricka James, Jenny Oliver, Jeryl Palana, and Toni S. Singleton, at Green Acre Baháʼí School, Elliot, ME. Photo credit: Robert Bellinger

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