The Nou Series: An Embodied History and Body Installation Project
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About the Event
Funded by the Lincoln Center Cultural Innovation Fund, Protest Garden is an immersive series of outdoor installations gauging activism through an intersectional lens. As participating artists, Kriyol Dance! Collective will be creating new movement work that explores the intersections of archival methodologies, muscle memory, and spirituality, and, that offers public workshops geared toward self-care and community healing.
The Nou Series is an experiment in embodied knowledge, resistance, and history that prioritizes “nou” (“us” in Haitian Creole). By exploring the history of The Wyckoff House, documented memories of native Lenape peoples and enslaved Africans in Canarsie, and the migration of Black Caribbeans to Brooklyn, through a lens of muscle memory and spirituality, we hope to build a connected narrative and express it through movement. Our goal is that by positioning our bodies as museum installations we can expand and interrogate stories and processes of cultural preservation and community identity.
Programming is FREE and open to the public!
FULL WORKSHOP SCHEDULE CAN BE AT 👉🏽 shorturl.at/cdp15 👈🏽