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FLY / DROWN - Workshop "Choreographing Black Space"

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Detroit Artists Market

4719 Woodward Avenue

Detroit, MI 48201

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Fly Drown - Workshop "Choreographing Black Space," led by The Gathering Detroit

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FLY | DROWN is a month-long installation taking place at the Detroit Artists Market which includes a series of performances, workshops and salon talks conceptualized by dance artist Jennifer Harge and curator Taylor Aldridge. The interdisciplinary exhibition will run from September 13th – October 19th, 2019. Fly | Drown platforms the ways in which Black domestic spaces have provided sites for Black womxn to exercise acts of pleasure and self-sovereignty. The exhibition will simulate Harge’s grandparents home in Highland Park, MI where they landed after traveling north during the Great Migration. Fly | Drown uses Black migration routes as a point of departure to invoke lineages belonging to Black domestic spaces in the Midwest and gestures toward practices that honor and queer ancestral legacies. This event is a workshop led by The Gathering Detroit.

The project is generously funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Cranbrook Art Museum, ARTXDetroit, Queer | Art, and Dance/USA. Fellowships to Artists which is made possible with generous funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Fly | Drown is a participating project in The Landlord Colors: Material Detroit series, organized by Cranbrook Art Museum.

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