Providence, RI
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New England States Touring (NEST) Grant
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In partnership with local arts and community organizations, this project supports and shares choreographer Edisa Weeks’ development of and community engagement with her “3 RITES” project. Events include a five-day creative residency for Weeks to develop the project; a free public Roots Party in which community members gather to create the project’s set elements, share food, and discuss issues around justice reform with guest speakers; and a work-in-progress showing of “3 RITES: Liberty,” a solo performance in which Weeks alternates between Black face, White face, storytelling and visceral dance to dig into the pathologizing of African-Americans and the foundations of liberty in America.