Calendar / Type: Concerts and Performances

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Thomas DeFrantz

Live Performance: reVERSE-gesture-reVIEWed - 7:00 PM

In this unique performance, Thomas F. DeFrantz and SLIPPAGE explore the provocation of Kara Walker’s  Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated) with shadowplay, dance and image subtraction technology.  Wondering at the place of Black women’s presence in the landscape of the Civil War, SLIPPAGE will reverse and review the potent imagery that Walker has created in response to the the exhibition of prints on view at the Nasher.  How can the physical gestures of dance expand the ways we might look at these visual works of art?  How can dance open up interpretation and suggest even more revisionist histories of the African American presence in the visual archive of the Civil War?

 

SLIPPAGE is directed by Thomas F. DeFrantz, Professor and Chair of African and African American Studies at Duke.  The performance will include collaborations by eto otitigbe, Shireen Dickson and Brittany Williams.

 

Free with admission.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Thomas DeFrantz

Live Performance: reVERSE-gesture-reVIEWed - 2:00 PM

In this unique performance, Thomas F. DeFrantz and SLIPPAGE explore the provocation of Kara Walker’s  Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated) with shadowplay, dance and image subtraction technology.  Wondering at the place of Black women’s presence in the landscape of the Civil War, SLIPPAGE will reverse and review the potent imagery that Walker has created in response to the the exhibition of prints on view at the Nasher.  How can the physical gestures of dance expand the ways we might look at these visual works of art?  How can dance open up interpretation and suggest even more revisionist histories of the African American presence in the visual archive of the Civil War?

 

SLIPPAGE is directed by Thomas F. DeFrantz, Professor and Chair of African and African American Studies at Duke.  The performance will include collaborations by eto otitigbe, Shireen Dickson and Brittany Williams.

 

Free with admission.

Thomas DeFrantz

Live Performance: reVERSE-gesture-reVIEWed - 7:00 PM

In this unique performance, Thomas F. DeFrantz and SLIPPAGE explore the provocation of Kara Walker’s  Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated) with shadowplay, dance and image subtraction technology.  Wondering at the place of Black women’s presence in the landscape of the Civil War, SLIPPAGE will reverse and review the potent imagery that Walker has created in response to the the exhibition of prints on view at the Nasher.  How can the physical gestures of dance expand the ways we might look at these visual works of art?  How can dance open up interpretation and suggest even more revisionist histories of the African American presence in the visual archive of the Civil War?

 

SLIPPAGE is directed by Thomas F. DeFrantz, Professor and Chair of African and African American Studies at Duke.  The performance will include collaborations by eto otitigbe, Shireen Dickson and Brittany Williams.

 

Free with admission.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Nina Chanel Abney, Untitled (Yo 123), 2015. Acrylic on canvas, 56 x 56 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Exhibition Opening Party – Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Spoken word performance in the galleries with Duke student Ashley Croker-Benn (T’18) and Kimberly “Redefining Freedom” McCrae, staff assistant at the Duke Institute for Health Innovation.

 

Performances are inspired by Nina Chanel Abney’s visual commentary on social justice, contemporary urban life, media, hip-hop culture and more.

 

Co-sponsored by Nasher MUSE, the museum’s student advisory board.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Special Family Program: 5P1N0K10 (Spinokio) Part II - 10:30 AM

Join us for the exciting second act of the Hip Hopera, following last year’s world premiere at the Nasher. This Afro-Futuristic take on Carlo Collodi’s classic Pinocchio includes hand-crafted puppets by Tarish “Jeghetto” Pipkins, projections and a live score performed by DJ and musician Pierce Freelon. Free with admission.

Special Family Program: 5P1N0K10 (Spinokio) Part II - 11:30 AM

Join us for the exciting second act of the Hip Hopera, following last year’s world premiere at the Nasher. This Afro-Futuristic take on Carlo Collodi’s classic Pinocchio includes hand-crafted puppets by Tarish “Jeghetto” Pipkins, projections and a live score performed by DJ and musician Pierce Freelon. Free with admission.