BlackLight Summit: Who Do We Believe?–The Burden Of Proof and Proving • IN-PERSON
“They notice what’s there…They do not notice what’s missing. But then, how can they? Who misses what they have never, ever even imagined? That would notbe human nature.” -N.K. Jeminsin
About the Event
American micro/macro practices of white supremacy consistently shift the culture into a continuum of truth insecurity, which means we will remain perpetually uncertain about who or what to believe. Where does that leave disenfranchised communities? "Who Do We Believe: The Burden Of Proof and Proving" wrestles with the viability of equity–for BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, artists and all who live within the margins of American society, if the weight of accountability falls on the backs of those with the least amount of power.
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.