slow dark dances
Throughout the day and in different museum spaces will be a performance of the durational dance slow dark dances, which creatively embodies ideas explored in Imagining Beyond Authoritarianism: Race and Gender in Our Times. Choreographed by Maurya Kerr, slow dark dances builds on legacies of Black joy as a form of resistance, and seeks to uncolonize the "invisible" whiteness of museum spaces. At the conclusion of the convening, attendees are invited to participate in a community slow dance, alone or with a friend, in the Crane Forum.
Maurya Kerr is a Bay Area-based choreographer, poet, performer, educator, filmmaker, and the artistic director of tinypistol. Much of her work is focused on black and brown people reclaiming their birthright to both wonderment and the quotidian. Maurya was a member of Alonzo King LINES Ballet for twelve years, and was recently named ODC's Resident Curator for 2024/25.