WhenSep 15th 2020 - Sep 15th, 2020
Unpacking INTRODUCTION – Cultural Appropriation, Kinesthetic Anthropology and Post-African Neo Hoodoo Modern Dance
Interactive Lecture with Reggie Wilson, Artistic Director of Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group
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$17 Multiple Viewers
Wilson uses his early performance solo INTRODUCTION (1996) to discuss borrowing, stealing, cultural appropriation, copyright, intellectual property and innovation. He does this by discussing/sharing his field research in the structure and practices of the Spiritual Baptists of Trinidad and Tobago and other Africanist shout traditions.
Reggie Wilson Bio
Reggie Wilson is Executive and Artistic Director, Choreographer and Performer of Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group. His work draws from the cultures of Africans in the Americas and is combined with post-modern elements and his own personal movement style to create what he sometimes refers to as “post-African/Neo-HooDoo Modern dances.”
He has lectured, taught and conducted workshops and community projects, and had his work presented nationally and internationally. Wilson is a recipient of the Minnesota Dance Alliance’s McKnight National Fellowship (2000-2001), is a 2002 BESSIE recipient, and is a 2002 John Simon Guggenheim Fellow. Wilson has been an artist advisor for the National Dance Project, a Board Member of Dance Theater Workshop, and in recognition of his creative contributions to the field, was named a 2009 United States Artists Prudential Fellow, as well as being a recipient of the 2009 Herb Alpert Award in Dance. In 2012 he was named a Wesleyan University’s Creative Campus Fellow, received an inaugural Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, and received the 2012 Joyce Foundation Award for his successful work Moses(es) which premiered in 2013. His critically acclaimed work CITIZEN, premiered 2016 (FringeArts – World; BAM NextWave 2016 – NYC); both works continue to tour. Most recently, Wilson was curator of Danspace Project’s Dancing Platform Praying Grounds: Blackness, Churches, and Downtown Dance (Platform 2018) and created the commissioned work “…they stood shaking while others began to shout” specifically for the space at St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery. Most recently, he curated Grounds That Shout! (and others merely shaking), a series of performances in Philadelphia’s historic sacred spaces. His newest full-evening work, POWER premiered in 2019.