Resistance Project BLOG

Keep up to date with us as Theatre of Movement develops "The Resistance Project" Check out the art as it develops and learn about the development workshops being presented. 

If you'd like to register and attend our workshops visit our main web page and scroll to the "Register Here" tab: http://www.theatreofmovement.org/resistance-project

Wednesday, May 08, 2019
By Theatre of Movement
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May 8, 2019

Hello ,
The May workshops for The Resistance Project are off to a good start. 
I met with Kesia and Lauren and provided info about the project including our Mission and Logo (we’ve settled on the one attached, designed by Devin Newkirk)
 
Continue to Visit our website to see mission, all workshop dates and to register for workshops.
 
Website will updated regularly––so BOOKMARK this site and keep checking for newness!
 
 
Kesia, Lauren, and I explored, through movement, what microaggressions mean.
 
We also discussed what monolithic paradigms mean to us.
 
And I offered this thought:
Microaggressions are very small acts that can be felt in big ways
…while
Monolithic Paradigms––particularly those around race and gender––are often built on narrow/small concepts or stereotypes 
 
We’ll continue tonight
 
Coming up tonight…
 
Join us tonight, Wed May 8 at 6-9pm 
We will start with featured presenter, Dr. Tara Green, author of Reimagining the Middle Passage: Black Resistance in Literature, Television, and Song. Dr. Green will speak on the myth of the flying African as a story of resistance and empowerment.


Followed by our continuing performance workshop

 

Resistance Project Workshop 2019.05.07

Kesia, Lauren, and I explored, through movement, what microaggressions mean. We also discussed what monolithic paradigms mean to us. And I offered this thought: Microaggressions are very small acts that can be felt in big ways …while Monolithic Paradigms––particularly those around race and gender––are often built on narrow/small concepts or stereotypes Here’s what we generated: Dancers are Lauren and Kesia Duane is choreographer We do not own any rights to the music For reference only

 
Wednesday, May 08, 2019
By Theatre of Movement
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Greetings!

I am so happy to introduce and share with you THE RESISTANCE PROJECT.

This is personally important to me because this project is about uplifting black women. And as a black man, I am committed to empowering the voices of my sisters, mothers, aunties, daughters!

Here are the vision, mission and values for the Resistance Project:

The Resistance Project

VISION:

The Resistance Project uplifts the voices and representation of women of color.

Founded by artistic director Duane Cyrus in testament to the women who have helped shape his life, and the lives of many others.

MISSION:

The Resistance Project will highlight black women artists, scholars, entrepreneurs, and activists with empowered art work and events

This is done through community engagement, performance, and development workshops.

Workshops include creativity & multidisciplinary art; health & wellness; personal finance; and a more equitable reading of the contributions made to American culture by women of color. The Resistance Project is available to women of all ages and backgrounds.

VALUES:

Equity

Representation

Creativity

Personal Development

Professionalism

Entrepreneurship (as a value and not a commodity)

Community Engagement

 

Check out more at our website: http://www.theatreofmovement.org/resistance-project

 

Resistance Slideshow 1

Images taken from our Resistance Project Photo Shoot on April 5, 2019 Images by Devin Newkirk

 
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