SHOWING OUT: BLACK CHOREOGRAPHERS FESTIVAL -- a mentorship and performance event curated by Dani Tirrell. SHOWING OUT supports the creation and development of work created by Black Choreographers from around the Pacific Northwest -- perfectly aligned with CD Forum's mission to support distinctive Black artistic voices. The November 2020 edition of Showing Out features work by Milvia Berenice Pacheco Salvatierra, Kiana Harris, Saira Barbaric, Sadiqua Iman, Michele Dooley, Aviona Rodriquez Brown, and Rashida KhanBey Miller. This is the first session of CD Forum's 20/21 Season's Showing Out. Artists will be showing pre-recorded works-in-progress followed by talk backs to gather feedback from audience members. The performances and feedback sessions will take place over Zoom.
November 20, 2020 7PM Pacific Time Screening of Kiana Harris’ film “Immortal” followed by audience talk back session over Zoom.Tickets are pay what you can for both this event and the other Showing Out works-in-progress. Suggested ticket price is $15, and a $5 suggested TeenTix ticket price.
About the artist:
Kiana Harris: A native of Anchorage, Alaska and now residing in Seattle, WA, Kiana created and debuted her first dance film entitled “DIVINE” part l and ll in summer of 2016, available on Vimeo. Her dance films were also featured in Langston Hughes African American Film Festival Risk/Reward Festival, SIFF 1 Reel Film Festival at Bumbershoot. AJE IJO Dance Film Series has screened at Artist of Color Expo & Symposium, Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival and On The Boards, to name a few. She has recently screened her work internationally in the UK, Uganda, and Canada. Her mission as a filmmaker, is to reclaim imagery in a non-exploitative representation from a black womxn's lens, and it be one of many tools to drive black liberation. 'AJE IJO' Short Dance Film Series interrogates the western gender binary and elicits elements of spiritual cosmologies of Black & African diasporic people [of all genders] that emerge from the Yoruba divine consciousness, Ifa and the Orisa (deities) that comprise it.