Edisa Weeks / DELIRIOUS Dances
Virtual Roots Party
Saturday, December 5, 3:00-5:00pm
Join us on Zoom!
A Roots Party is an interactive making and conversation space, where people are invited to join multi-disciplinary artist Edisa Weeks in her journey of making 1,865 roots out of paper and twine. 1865 represents the year that legalized chattel slavery ended in America. The roots are part of the set for the performance installation, 3 RITES: Liberty, and will dangle from the ceiling to the floor in the performance space.
During this Virtual Roots Party, you can make roots by picking up a “Roots Kit” from KST’s Alloy Studios, Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse, or Braddock Carnegie Library Association. The “Roots Kit” will give you everything you need to make roots on December 5. When you log on to the Zoom call, the first 15 minutes will cover root creation instructions. You can also enjoy local food by ordering a snack box from Casa Brasil. Finally you will have a chance to engage in conversation about the research for Weeks’ forthcoming performance work following a conversation between the artist and KST Senior Producer, Ben Pryor.
After the Virtual Roots Party we ask that participants return all the roots they have constructed to KST’s Alloy Studios, Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse, or Braddock Carnegie Library Association by December 18, 2020. KST will then return the finished roots to Edisa and her team for use in the forthcoming presentations.
To participate in the Virtual Roots Party…
- Register for the Zoom link to join the event virtually!
- Pick up a “Roots Kit” from KST’s Alloy Studios, Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse, or Braddock Carnegie Library Association between November 15 and December 4, 2020.
- Order your Snack Box from Casa Brasil.
- Log on to Zoom on Saturday, December 5 at 3:00pm!
- Drop off your finished roots at KST’s Alloy Studios, Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse or Braddock Carnegie Library Association by December 18, 2020.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Edisa Weeks / DELIRIOUS Dances is a choreographer, educator, and maker who creates multimedia interdisciplinary work that merges theater with dance to explore our deepest desires, darkest fears, and sweetest dreams. She grew up in Uganda, Papua New Guinea and Brooklyn, NY. She has a BA from Brown University, and received a full fellowship to attend New York University’s TISCH School of the Arts where she obtained an MFA in choreography. She has had the pleasure of performing with Annie–B Parsons Big Dance Theater, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Co., Dance Brazil, Jane Comfort, Jon Kinzel, Muna Tseng, Reggie Wilson Fist & Heel Performance Group, Sally Silvers, Spencer/Colton Dance, among others. She is a member of the Skeleton Architecture collective, and an Associate Professor of Dance at Queens College where she teaches modern dance technique, improvisation, choreography and mentors emerging artists.