Talk and Workshop: Transcommunality: Collaboration Beyond Borders by Laura Anderson Barbara and the Brooklyn Jumbies, part of CITIES FOR PEOPLE NTU CCA Ideas Fest 2016/17

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Talk and Workshop: Transcommunality: Collaboration Beyond Borders by Laura Anderson Barbara and the Brooklyn Jumbies, part of CITIES FOR PEOPLE NTU CCA Ideas Fest 2016/17

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17 Jan 2017, Tue 12:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Studio #01-02, Block 37 Malan Road

12.30 – 1.30pm Talk: Transcommunality: Collaboration Beyond Borders by Laura Anderson Barbata

For over 20 years, transdisciplinary artist Laura Anderson Barbata has worked on long-term, participatory art initiatives in many parts of the world (Venezuela, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, Norway and Brooklyn, New York) that merge art practice with social action. Transcommunality presents the artist’s work with the Brooklyn Jumbies—an African diasporic stilt dancing performance group—with stilt-dancing communities from Mexico, the West Indies and Brooklyn and master artisans from Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico, and the United States.

Laura Anderson Barbata and the Brooklyn Jumbies have worked together for over 10 years in Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico, Jamaica and New York creating public presentations for Carnival and performance ¨interventions¨ that combine social commentary, dance, music, sculpture, and costuming. Transcommunality highlights the vitality of the moko jumbie stilt walking tradition and demonstrates the possibility of using this storied art form as a platform for social contemporary performance, group participation and protest. The project combines community participation in construction, development, and presentation of the work.

2.00 – 4.30pm Workshop: Transcommunality: Collaboration Beyond Borders by Laura Anderson Barbata and the Brooklyn Jumbies

In this workshop, the participants (individual or groups) share about their practices and traditions, while Anderson Barbara and the Brooklyn Jumbies present the history of stilt dancing in Mexico, West Africa, and the Caribbean. The session will focus on the exchange of history, traditions, and knowledge through images, talking, and demonstration. This workshop is open to anyone interested in dance, performance, and movement.

Date

2017-01-17

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Short Description

Transcommunality presents the artist’s work with the Brooklyn Jumbies—an African diasporic stilt dancing performance group—with stilt-dancing communities from Mexico, the West Indies and Brooklyn and master artisans from Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico, and the United States.

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General

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Onsite (CCA)

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Yes

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No

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No

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Citation

“Talk and Workshop: Transcommunality: Collaboration Beyond Borders by Laura Anderson Barbara and the Brooklyn Jumbies, part of CITIES FOR PEOPLE NTU CCA Ideas Fest 2016/17,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed April 19, 2024, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/2322.