Listening and Responding with Text and Movement
A workshop with Jasmine Hearn & Bekezela Mguni for A Patient Practice
Thursday, May 6, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
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For this interdisciplinary workshop Jasmine Hearn and Bekezela Mguni share creative prompts and guide participants in an embodied experience of dance, text, and embodied sound.
Open to all. You will be asked to move.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Jasmine Hearn was raised on the land of the Karankawa and Atapake people, now known as Houston, TX. They spend time as vessel and storyteller using dance and sound as materials to compose, conjure, teach, and perform around the world. Hearn graduated magna cum laude from Point Park University with their B.A. in Dance. They spend their time steeped in the embodied research of a multidisciplinary practice of performance, dance, story-telling, and memory keeping. Hearn works as a performer, curator, director, choreographer, organizer, and teaching artist. They are currently a company member with Urban Bush Women and are a 2019 Jerome Foundation Jerome Hill Fellow. Hearn has collaborated with multidisciplinary artists, Alisha B. Wormsley, Vanessa German, Holly Bass, Jennifer Nagle Myers, and Solange Knowles.Hearn has also worked and performed with David Dorfman Dance, Alesandra Seutin’s vocabdance, Solange Knowles, Kate Watson-Wallace, STAYCEE PEARL dance project, Marjani Forté-Saunders, will rawls, Tara Aisha Willis, Jennifer Myers, Helen Simoneau Danse, Lovie Olivia, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, and with Nick Mauss as a part of exhibition, TRANSMISSIONS, at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Hearn was awarded a 2017 “Bessie”Award for Outstanding Performance with Skeleton Architecture, and has had residencies at the PearlArts Studios, Bronx Museum of the Arts, The Camargo Foundation, and Dance Source Houston. Hearn was a 2018 Movement Research AIR.
Bekezela Mguni is a queer Trinidadian artist, radical librarian, and educator. She has over 15 years of community organizing experience in the Reproductive Justice movement and holds an MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh. Bekezela participated in the first Librarians and Archivists with Palestine delegation in June of 2013. She completed her first micro-residency at the Pittsburgh creative hub Boom Concepts and was featured in the 2015 Open Engagement Conference. She was a 2015-2016 member of the Penn Ave Creative Accelerator Program with the Kelly Strayhorn Theater and launched the Black Unicorn Library and Archive Project. The Black Unicorn Project is a Black feminist community library and archive. She also served as the 2016 Sophia Smith Archive Activist-in-Residence at Smith College. Bekezela was selected as an Emerging Artist in the 2016 Three Rivers Arts Festival and won the Juror’s Choice award for her visual artwork. She was a featured artist of the 2017 Activist Print Project, a partnership between, Artist Image Resource, BOOM concepts, and the Andy Warhol Museum. Bekezela is a Boom Concepts studio member, a community space and gallery dedicated to the development of artists and creative entrepreneurs. She is currently an artist in residence at Artist Image Resource and the Librarian in residence at the Pittsburgh International Airport. Bekezela also serves as the Education Program Director at Dreams of Hope which affirms the voices and leadership of LGBTQ youth through the arts.
ADDITIONAL PATIENT PRACTICE WORKSHOPS
Dance Moves and Grooves with Kiki Lucas
Saturday, May 1, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Movement and Composition with Staycee Pearl
Saturday, August 21, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Jasmine Hearn’s A Patient Practice is made possible with support from Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh, a shared initiative between The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments.