Race is the Place is the Space

Race is the Place is the Space (2019) is a rich historical performace-lecture that examines the nature of race, and Blackness in particular, throughout space and time. Referencing the Aunt Jemima stereotype to set the stage, Dr. Dixon Gottschild travels into the present by way of an Afro-Expressionistic interpretation of excerpts from women's writing in the African Diaspora. She also cites dancers’ statements found in her book “The Black Dancing Body: A Geography From Coon to Cool." The performance critiques notions of race as a fixed identifier and explores its myriad implications on the Black body and in the world of Black female artists, writers, and dancers.


Additional Info

  • Duration: 1:24:38
  • Language: English
  • Date: 30 November 2019
  • Location: African American Museum in Philadelphia
  • Credits: Accompanied by V. Shayne Frederick on vocals and keyboard.