BlackLight Summit Panel: Practicing Our Future Now
Baye & Asa
About the Panel
How do we support each other’s becoming? The COVID-19 pandemic has irrevocably altered the American arts sector. It has required many arts workers, companies and organizations to affirm the wisdom of knowing “necessity is the mother of invention.” We have been asked to practice our futures in meeting these historic moments now. In the opening panel of the BlackLight Summit, we discuss: how do we become what this country needs as we reimagine these futures?
About the BlackLight Summit
The Clarice’s BlackLight Summit aims to activate the unimagined possibilities in dance–it is a convening that envisions dance as a conduit to galvanize resilience and inventiveness. Returning for a second year, the 2022 summit explores three fundamental inquiries: “What/who are we becoming?” “How do we return to one another?” and “Does progress equal healing?” Throughout the 2021–22 season, the BlackLight Summit will continue to foster community connection by facilitating a series of mentoring and professional development opportunities, conversations and performances.