BlackLight Summit “Keep The Light On” Performance Series: Shanice Mason & Carlo Antonio Villanueva
Presented in Partnership with Dance Place
Opening night of the BlackLight Summit features two mid-career BIPOC dance artists with a strong connection to the DC Metropolitan Area. Following the presentation of digital works by these artists, they will join BlackLight Summit artists Candace Scarborough and Jamal Abrams as well as BlackLight Summit Guest Panelist Aisha White to discuss works and the themes of the Summit: amplifying unfairly silenced voices through action.
This event is part of The Clarice’s BlackLight Summit. To interrogate this unique historical moment, the BlackLight Summit seeks to be a spark that ignites daring innovation and reveals the creativity within the dance ecosystem in America. The inaugural BlackLight Summit is a year-long dance initiative that investigates how time, people, possibility and hope can come together to examine legacy, citizenship and scholarship. The summit asks, through the practice of being socially responsible within the arts: How do we create traditions? How do we transform them into enduring legacies?
The peak of the BlackLight Summit is a virtual three-day convening that features roundtable conversations, movement labs and artistic presentations from BlackLight featured artists Micaela Taylor, Johnnie Cruise Mercer, Candace Scarborough and Jamal Abrams. Our initiative aims to re-envision how dance can be a conduit to galvanize imagination, resilience, and inventiveness.