The Homecoming: Joy. Ritual. Resistance.



















Saturday, October 13, 2018
12:00 pm- 6:00 pm

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The Homecoming: Joy. Ritual. Resistance. is orchestrated by Artist-in-Residence Ebony Noelle Golden and is co-produced by Betty’s Daughter Arts Collaborative and The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. The Homecoming: Joy. Ritual. Resistance. is a mini-festival that centers public joy rituals, celebration, conversations with artists, thinkers, organizers, and community members. Today’s program features public performances by artists who have been exploring joy as praxis with Ebony since April, an artist talk, and a panel conversation with community artists. #joyritualresistance 

Public Performance Art Fellows:
sára abdullahBabay L. AnglesMarena Faith BlanchardTreva EllisonKolenge FongeRochelle JamilaCynthia Renta, Reanna Roane, Jehan RobersonClarivel Ruiz, and Mshairi Siyanda.

Join us for performances starting at the Chapel of San Lorenzo Ruiz (378 Broome Street), moving on to the Elizabeth Street Garden (Elizabeth St. between Prince and Spring Sts.), and continuing to the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics for an artist talk with Ebony Noelle Golden on the topic of Dissident Geographies and a final reflection on joy and fugitivity with invited artists. 

About Artist in Residence Ebony Noelle Golden:

Propelled by an unflinching pursuit of creative emancipation, cultural wellness, and social justice, Ebony Noelle Golden is an accomplished artist and scholar, and serves as principal engagement strategist at Betty’s Daughter Arts Collaborative.

Ebony stages site-specific rituals + live art performances that profoundly explore the complexities of freedom in the time of now.  She lectures on contemporary black feminist, womanist, and experimental theatre of the African Diaspora at The New School and on community-based art practice in the M.F.A. /M.A. program at Pratt Institute. Her current creative work, wash’d// will have a two-night run at BAAD! November 16-17, 2018. The world premiere of Golden’s large-scale public performance project, 125th & FREEdom, premiere at the National Black Theatre, June 2019.  

Next year,  Betty’s Daughter Arts Collaborative, LLC will celebrate 10 years of service with a year of celebration, creative, and consulting actions geared to amplify our work in the world and our new action plan rooted in influencing and impacting cultural policy in NYC and beyond.

The event is free and open to the public. A photo ID is required to enter NYU buildings. 20 Cooper Square is a wheelchair accessible venue. 

Program | The Homecoming: Joy. Ritual. Resistance. 


Chapel of San Lorenzo, 378 Broome Street

Elizabeth Street Gardens, Elizabeth St. between Prince and Spring Sts.

Hemispheric Institute, 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor

12:00 PMWalang Hiya,  May Datating Pa (Shamelessly, there is  hope, there is more to come).  by Babay L. AngleS

12:20 PM | Welcome: Ebony Golden

12:25 PM | Process to Elizabeth Street Gardens (Mott St. Entrance)

12:35 PM | even in turmoil...i attend by sara abdullah

12:55 PM | Presentation by Rochelle Wilbun

1:15 PM | Process to The Hemispheric Institute, 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor

1:25 PMThe Amazing Fefa  by Cynthia Renta

1:45 PM | Break for Refreshments

2:15 PM | Ebony Interactive Artist Talk and Q&A

3:30 PM | Break

3:40 PMcotton mouth by Jehan Roberson

4:00 PM | Reverb: Excerpt from an American Fairy Tale by Reanna Roane

4:20 PM | Kaya Continued  by Clarivel Ruiz

4:40 PM | let it burn by tourmalines by Treva Ellison

5:00 PM | Final Reflection on Joy and Fugitivity with the Fellows

5:30 PM | Closing Ceremony

6:00 PM | End of Day

Acknowledgements and collaborators: 
OluShola A. Cole, Double Edge Theatre, Dragonfly,, Jaime Dzandu, Renee Barabad Floresca, Audrey Hailes, Nina Angela Mercer, and Brian Polite.