FM Nov 7: Dance as an Act of Resistance

THIS WEEK on Feminist Magazine with host Valecia Phillips ::

On today’s show, we’ll spend the entire hour focused on the role of dance and the body in the resistance. How does it contribute to the intersection between arts and activism? And how is it being used for community building and healing? We’ll talk with two Black feminists of the dance community, bi-coastal with exceptional experiential and generational range: Eva Yaa Asantewaa who is a New York-based independent arts writer, educator and curator specializing in dance and performance, currently writing the InfiniteBody blog, AND taisha paggett, an interdisciplinary dance artist who makes work in and outside of traditional venues and teaches dance at UC Riverside in Southern California.

The show will begin with a tribute to Eva Yaa Asantewaa who recently won a Bessie Award for outstanding service to the field of dance.

Feminist Magazine on KPFK 90.7 FM. Tuesday at 2P. 

Listen.

Correction: We sincerely apologize for the mispronunciation of taisha’s last name by the host.

Photo Credits:
Eva Yaa Asantewaa, Photo: Joel Newman
the skeleton architecture, or the future of our worlds, Danspace Project. Photos: Ian Douglas/courtesy Danspace Project (includes image on FM homepage)
taisha paggett, Photo: Joe Pugliese

Music Credits:
Maya Jane Coles, FM Intro/Outro (excerpt from Parallel Worlds)
Janelle Monáe, Dance or Die (featuring Saul Williams)
Nina Simone, Westwind

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