Image Description: Eva Yaa Asantewaa took this January 2020 selfie in a restroom at Gibney because of the great lighting! She is wearing a black winter jacket with a cream-colored knitted scarf slung around her neck. She is medium-brown-skinned woman of Black Caribbean lineage with close-cropped gray hair. She's smiling and wearing rosy lipgloss.
Idea Lab with Eva Yaa Asantewaa
Idea Lab (for BIPOC): Saturday, May 1 @ 1-3pm EDT
Free or by donation. Registration closed.
Idea Lab (for all): Saturday, May 15 @ 1-3pm EDT
$5-10 sliding scale with larger donations encouraged and accepted. REGISTER HERE.
Proposed group agreement: Everyone is creative! How can we dedicate time and make space to generate a flow of good ideas with ease? How do you honor, activate and support the living energy of the ideas you receive? Bring writing implements, your curiosity, and your willingness to support others in community.
Eva Yaa Asantewaa (she/her/hers), native New Yorker of Barbadian-immigrant heritage. Veteran arts writer (since 1976), educator and curator. Senior Director of Artist Development and Curation as well as Editorial Director at Gibney. Founder of Black Curators in Dance and Performance. Awarded the 2017 Bessie Award for Outstanding Service to the Field of Dance. Blogs on InfiniteBody and edits Imagining: A Gibney Journal. In 2016, for Danspace Project’s Lost and Found platform, Ms. Yaa Asantewaa created the skeleton architecture, or the future of our worlds, an evening of group improvisation featuring 21 Black women and gender-nonconforming performers. Her cast received a 2017 Bessie for Outstanding Performer. Tarot counselor with forty-plus years of experience. More here.
**Registration is required and must be completed 24 hours before the labs begin to receive the private Zoom link. Each Idea Lab is limited to 30 participants.