On Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 6:30pm in McGuire Hall*, dancer, scholar, and community activist Breai Mason-Campbell will give a lecture about dance, art, and popular culture, presenting her notion of
On Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 6:30pm in McGuire Hall*, dancer, scholar, and community activist Breai Mason-Campbell will give a lecture about dance, art, and popular culture, presenting her notion of a “kinetic methodology for social change,” and the role that art plays to take down the prevailing narratives in favor of a more accurate, equal, open understanding of each other, and of history. Immediately following Mason-Campbell’s talk, she and the Guardian Dance Company will perform Heroes and Villains, an original dance designed and directed by Mason-Campbell.
Heroes and Villains:
“Bigotry and systemic injustice are polar ends of the spectrum with which we attempt to explain and make amends for the disproportionate sufferings of Americans who are black- each extreme animated by emotional detachment and resistance to accountability. We consequently remain confounded by a civic order that is unjust, as it is justified. By considering its’ power to broaden imagination, reveal truth, and inspire empathy, Heroes and Villains will explore the ways in which Arts Education is poised to lead the way in repairing relationships and lives in what will be the deciding years of the health of Baltimore, and other black cities in America, making progress possible not through legislation, but by the power of understanding.” –Breai Mason-Campbell
*McGuire Hall is located on the second floor of the Andrew White Student Center north of the Jenkins parking lot and Humanities Center. From the Julio Fine Arts Gallery walk past Starbucks and continue on until you reach a large atrium, go up the staircase or elevator located just before the entrance to Boulder dining hall to the second floor. Parking for these events is available in the (paid) Jenkins lot off of Cold Spring Lane, or free parking is available on Cold Spring Lane from 9AM-4PM and after 6PM.
Still image from Vulnerability, the second movement of Heroes and Villains, designed and directed by Breai Mason-Campbell
(Thursday) 6:30 pm
Julio Fine Arts, Loyola University Maryland