Initiation– In Love Solidarity: Dancer, choreographer, scholar, and educator Nailah Randall-Bellinger

Initiation– In Love Solidarity

Sat 12/11 @ 7:30 pm 9:30 pm EST

Sponsored by Artist Building Capacity as World Citizens

Dancer, choreographer, scholar, and educator Nailah Randall-Bellinger is one of 6 artists commissioned by the Harvard University Committee for the Arts (HUCA) to create a new work. As a 2021 recipient of HUCA she was a residence at Harvard Dance Center this fall creating a new work, titled Initiation – In Love Solidarity. The dance is a choreographic narrative exploring the embodiment of the Middle Passage, and the transformative resilience and evolving identities of women in the African Diaspora.

The work is an invitation to enter a dialogue on the journey of African Diaspora people, as it connects to the whole of humanity, through reflection, reclamation, and regeneration, moving from trauma to resilience in love solidarity.

In addition to the HuCA commission, Initiation – In Love Solidarity was supported and made possible with the support of the Johnson-Kulukundis Family President’s Fund for Arts at Harvard University. Additional support from Harvard Radcliffe Institute and the Presidential Initiative on Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery.

Performing Artists

  • Imani Deal
  • Patricka James
  • Jenny Oliver
  • Jeryl Pilapil Brown
  • Nailah Randall-Bellinger
  • Toni S. Singleton

Please Note: Seating is limited and set up for social distancing. Masks required.

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