BlackLight Summit: And I Felt… Nothing: The Burden of Empathy–The Poetics of Rage: Where is the Art Dangerous? • IN-PERSON
“To be Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time.”
About the Event
What do we do with our anger, our rage, our sadness, our rage? If we hide it, deny it, or bury it, where does it go? New York Times bestselling author Sonya Renee Taylor keenly observed in the aftermath of the infamous 2022 Oscars slap that “so many of us have new awareness, new things that we have learned… and we still have the same old tools.”
About the BlackLight Summit
This event is part of the BlackLight Summit. We need some R&R! Not rest & relaxation, but risk and regeneration. Perhaps even rage & repair. There is no returning to what came before, so how can we fall into new possibilities, realities and ways of being? For this next season, how do we hold that "if no one goes first, how can anyone follow?" BlackLight 2023 is taking the leap into risking wrong, risking right, risking being loved and seen. In order to take these steps, how are we recovering and regenerating? We have lost so much. How can we find who we are and who we want to be? Join us for some much needed R&R.
Through three days of groundbreaking dance performances, inspiring keynote speeches, energizing movement workshops and intimate panel discussions, 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, and in 2023 offers a combination of free and Pay What You Wish in-person events and free livestream events. Throughout the 2022–23 season, the BlackLight Summit will continue to foster community connection by facilitating a series of mentoring and professional development opportunities, conversations and performances.