NextLOOK residency: Ainihi e Alteridade: Performing Otherness
This new dance and music project examines ainihi (“identity” in Hausa) and alteridade (“otherness” in Portuguese) based on the traditions of Nigeria and Brazil. Multidisciplinary artists Sinclair Ogaga Emoghene, Pablo Regis, and Kate Spanos create a collaborative work that includes new and traditional songs and dances, an audience feedback session, and an artist discussion.
This is a final open rehearsal, where the audience will be asked to participate in the creation process (at whatever level they are comfortable). This event will be preceded by three days of open rehearsals on Tuesday 9/28, Wednesday 9/29, and Thursday 9/30 at 7-9PM.
This event is part of NextLOOK. In partnership between The Clarice and Joe’s Movement Emporium, NextLOOK supports the development of new music, plays, dance and other experiences by regionally-based performing artists. These artists are mentored by seasoned arts administrators from The Clarice and Joe’s Movement Emporium to construct innovative methods of deepening the audience’s involvement in their creative process. By removing logistical barriers of cost and space and providing a sounding board for artists creating new work, NextLOOK invests in the regional arts ecology and creates an accessible, exploratory environment that connects intriguing artists with adventurous audiences.
Made possible, in part, by the Maryland State Arts Council and the Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.