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The Homecoming: Joy. Ritual. Resistance.

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

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.

Public Performance Art Fellows:
sára abdullah, Babay L. Angles, Marena Faith Blanchard, Treva Ellison, Kolenge Fonge, Rochelle Jamila, Cynthia Renta, Reanna Roane, Jehan Roberson , Clarivel 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.


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 pm Walang 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
01:15 pm Process to The Hemispheric Institute, 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
01:25 pm The Amazing Fefa by Cynthia Renta
01:45 pm Break for Refreshments
02:15 pm Ebony Interactive Artist Talk and Q&A
03:30 pm Break
03:40 pm cotton mouth by Jehan Roberson
04:00 pm Reverb: Excerpt from an American Fairy Tale by Reanna Roane
04:20 pm Kaya Continued by Clarivel Ruiz
04:40 pm let it burn by tourmalines by Treva Ellison
05:00 pm Final Reflection on Joy and Fugitivity with the Fellows
05:30 pm Closing Ceremony
06:00 pm End of Day
Hemispheric Institute
20 Cooper Square, fifth floor
New York, NY 10003

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. www.bettysdaughterarts.com

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