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Time to Talk is a multimedia dance piece rooted in research on American history, dance history, racial identity formation, and systemic racism. It is inspired by Davalois Fearon's own experience of oppression and racial bias within academia that she encountered in 2015. Dynamic fluid dance, live music, poetry, and visual art are used as tools to bring attention to inequalities within the dance field and society at large. Time to Talk aims to encourage audience members to question how they may knowingly or unknowingly contribute to maintaining social norms that support the status quo of inequity.
Creator, Artistic Director, Choreographer, and Performer: Davalois Fearon Co-Creator, Composer and performer: Mike McGinnis “Skin” by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, Arranged by Mike McGinnis & sang by Davalois Fearon Artist/Projectionist: André Zachery Lighting: Sarah Hamilton Videography and Editing: Jake Neuman, Mitchel Noffke Time to Talk Race Workshop Facilitators: Elissa Buxbaum, Anti-Defamation League, and Jennifer Jordan, NAACP
Accessibility notice: “Time to Talk” will have closed captions available in English. There will be a transcript of the performance available here. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide live captioning for the Race Workshop on Zoom. However, we will add captions to the discussion and make it available for playback ASAP. We are working to provide an audio description, but unfortunately it may not be available in time for the event. However, we can provide a descriptive transcript of a short excerpt here. Please let us know of any other reasonable accommodations you may require.
This Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) Artist for Community Enrichment Program is supported by Dance/NYC’s Dance Advancement Fund and made possible by the Ford Foundation, BCA, and the Map Grant. The creation of "Time to Talk" was made possible with the support of BCA, Pearl Diving Movement Residency, Mabou Mines’ SUITE/Space, and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts Department of Dance. Davalois Fearon is fiscally sponsored by the Foundation for Independent Artists, Inc., a non-profit organization administered by Pentacle (DanceWorks, Inc). Pentacle is a non-profit management support organization for the performing arts. Mara Greenberg, Director; 75 Broad Street, Suite 304, New York, NY 10004.