MORAL MONDAYS at SU is proud to present an evening of dance and movement with Barak Ade' Soleil - https://www.3arts.org/artist/Barak-ade-Soleil/
Barak is a self-described queer disabled artist of color, committed to exposing the beauty of the "intersectional body". The present intersection focuses on the constructs of race & disability:
"Within the creation of dance, theater or performance art lies vital opportunity to reveal truths drawn from the complex and interwoven legacies of the racialized and disabled body; as an inherent reflection of humanity. My current works are the result of a deep engagement with the expansive traditions of the African diaspora, disability culture; recognizing the innate wholeness of all bodies while questioning the historical contexts in which certain bodies have been interpreted and violated. The works are my response to the social and political tensions existing in the physical body today. As some bodies are silenced and committed to eternal stillness, it is critical that all bodies move and are witnessed moving --in public streets, open spaces, and on formal stages."
- Barak Ade' Soleil
Barak adé Soleil makes dance, theater and performance art. An award-winning creative practitioner, he has been engaging diverse communities within the USA, Canada, South America, Europe, and West Africa throughout his career. He is the founder of D UNDERBELLY, an interdisciplinary network of artists of color, and recipient of the prestigious Katherine Dunham Choreography Award given by New York’s AUDELCO for Excellence in Black Theatre. His hybrid aesthetic speaks to the expanse of contemporary art, utilizing techniques drawn from the African diaspora, disability and queer culture, and postmodern and conceptual forms.
Barak is a 2015 Chicago Dancemakers Forum Lab Artist, 2015-16 recipient of a 3Arts/University of Illinois at Chicago Residency Fellowship, 2016 Choreographer-in- Residence at Rebuild Foundation, and newly awarded 2017 recipient of a 3Arts Residency Fellowship at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. 2016 marks Barak’s 25th anniversary of being involved in live arts.
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