PERFORMANCE: The Glass Eye
Featuring Hot Hands & members of Victorious Dance Company
Running Time: Approx. 1 hour
Some material may not be suitable for children.
Part 1: Opening Piece by Victorious Dance Company
Part 2: The Glass Eye featuring Hot Hands & Victorious Dance Company
The Glass Eye
The placement of a camera on a body of authority as a deterrent of violence to another has created new forms of perception and symbolism concerning race relations and the growing paranoia for “the other” from both citizens and those sworn to protect them. The Glass Eye is a multi-disciplinary performance piece for voice, music, dance and film concerning the disembodiment of the black body through police violence; and the subsequent protests in reaction to these incidents—witnessed through the camera eye.
About the Performers:
HOT HANDS is the performance art moniker of Kiowa Hammons and Daonne Huff. Influenced by improvisation and electro-acoustic experimentation, the group encourages an open door policy of musicians and artists for collaboration; focusing on the incorporation of sound, film, dance, and visual art to create multi-disciplinary performance pieces. Optimists at heart, the group follows the ethos that music is a transcendental form of communication with the power to connect performers and listeners to a higher level of consciousness and harmony.
Victorious Dance Company featuring Ferrin Coleman & Whitney G. McIntosh:
Victorious Dance Company is a contemporary movement company working to build social awareness, community engagement and cultural empowerment through the art of dance. Serving as the non-profit arts education program Victory Music & Dance, Inc.'s senior dance company, Victorious Dance Co. has had the great opportunity to train, facilitate workshops and perform for youth in the Brooklyn community for over five years. Through these community engagements Victorious Dance Co. has developed a model that empowers young people to be committed to education, the arts and making a difference in the community.
Presented by the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership in collaboration with BLDG 92 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The Glass Eye is part of Black Artstory Month 2016 titled, SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED. The series of FREE performances, talks, film screenings, and public art experiences celebrate the enduring influences and contributions that African Americans have made and are making within the visual and performing arts worlds. Coinciding with Black History Month, SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED will transform Myrtle Avenue into a cultural destination with window murals, art exhibits and events featuring the work of 50 artists.myrtleavenue.org/blackartstory