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Base Residency Entry Point: Akoiya Harris

March 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Please join us at Base on Saturday, March 23 at 4pm for Akoiya Harris’ informal showing and community gathering.

As a part of her practice, Akoiya engages with memory work as an impetus for creation. This looks like collection of oral histories, archival research, sitting with photos and other ephemera, and visiting spaces that hold familial or communal significance. In this residency, she will be investigating ways these processes can further inform her movement. Akoiya will be exploring physical responses to both external memories and the ones that only the body holds.

Space is limited– please reserve a free ticket in advance. Masks are encouraged, but not required at Base.

Akoiya Harris is a movement artist based in Seattle Washington. Her work uses a queer Black gaze to explore how art holds personal and communal histories. Akoiya’s practice is rooted in finding ways oral history, archival research, and poetry can be interwoven into dance works. She has collected oral histories on behalf of the Seattle Black Spatial Histories Institute, a community story training program through Wa Na Wari, and Black Collectivity. Akoiya has also participated in the Black Embodiments Studio Arts Writing Incubator. As a choreographer, she has shown work at the Seattle Art Museum, Wa Na Wari, On The Boards, Friends of the Waterfront, Velocity Dance Center, The Moore Theater, and more. Akoiya is a founding member of Black Collectivity, a group that explores memory and culture through embodied responses. Following a matriarchal lineage of teachers, Akoiya is a dance educator working with youth at Ailey Camp and Pacific Northwest Ballet. She has also performed with Spectrum Dance Theater, Will Rawls, Zoe|Juniper, Third Rail Projects, and SoloMagic.


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6520 5th Ave S #122
Seattle, WA 98108
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