BlackLight Summit 2022
Returning for a second year, The Clarice’s BlackLight Summit aims to activate the unimagined possibilities in dance– a convening that re-envisions dance as a conduit to galvanize resilience and inventiveness. The 2022 summit explores three fundamental inquiries: “What/Who are we Becoming,” “How do we return to one another?” and “Progress does not equal healing, but it can.” Throughout the 2021-22 season, the BlackLight Summit will also continue community connectivity by facilitating a series of mentoring and professional development opportunities, conversations and performances.
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BlackLight Summit 2022 Artists:
Baye & Asa is a company creating movement art projects directed by Amadi ‘Baye’ Washington & Sam ‘Asa’ Pratt. They grew up together in New York City and that shared educational history is the mother of their work. Through the personal dynamics of their brotherhood, they address the larger political landscape of their upbringing, struggling to show a reality of violence while communicating a necessity for empathy.
Charlie Maybee is a music and dance artist from Woodbridge, VA. He holds an M.F.A. in Dance from the University of Illinois with a certificate in Criticism and Interpretive Theory, a B.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University and is an alumnus of the Metropolitan Youth Tap Ensemble. As an educator, Charlie is currently on faculty at Shenandoah University where he primarily teaches tap dance technique, choreography, history and improvisation.
Erica Patricia Saucedo is a movement artist, educator and scholar based in Austin, TX. With an M.F.A. in Dance and Social Justice from the University of Texas at Austin, Erica's interests orbit around practices of re-embodiment–finding ways to tap into the bold future telling potentials of Latinx folklore, iconicity and popular music.
Greg David is a movement artist based in the DMV area. Exploring themes of grief, fear, care and solitude, the work and movement they enjoy making goes hand in hand with human emotion and experience and aims to capture that essence in motion. David joinedCulture Shock Washington DC® in 2012 and became the Artistic Director for their 2015 and 2016 seasons where, nationally and internationally, they presented stage works and taught workshops.
Kayla Farrish/Decent Structures Arts is an emerging company combining filmmaking, storytelling, dance theater performance and sound score. The company has been commissioned by Gibney Dance Inc (2020-2021), Louis Armstrong House Museum (2020), Danspace Project Inc (2019), Pepatian and BAAD! (2018) and beyond. Kayla has been supported by creative residencies including Gallim Women + Residency (2021), Gibney Spotlight: New Voices, Barysnikov Arts Center and Arts On Site (2020). READ MORE>>