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Film Screening: A Practice of Return, presented by Black Collectivity
April 1 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
FILM SCREENINGS: A PRACTICE OF RETURN, PRESENTED BY BLACK COLLECTIVITY
Co-presented by NWFF
SAT, APR 1 | 4:30 PM
Northwest Film Forum | 1515 12th Ave
The Black Collectivity Project is excited to partner with NWFF to present film programming connected to their upcoming performance, A Practice of Return. Featuring film works by contemporary artists Akoiya Harris, Nia-Amina Minor, and Abdiel Jacobsen, the evening will conclude with the rarely-screened 1979 documentary tribute to dancer-choreographer-educator Syvilla Fort titled Syvilla: They Dance to Her Drum directed by Ayoka Chenzira. The screening brings together films that highlight dance, storytelling, and the transmission of memory (both individual and collective).
Born in Seattle in 1917, Syvilla Fort was an influential artist who began her dance career in the 1930s at the Cornish School (now Cornish College). She went on to find fame as a performer in the Katherine Dunham Company and was recognized as a transformative dance educator in New York.
Syvilla: They Dance to Her Drum courtesy of Milestone Films and Kino Lorber.(Ayoka Chenzira, US, 1979, 22min, English)
Panel discussion to follow.
Film works by Akoiya Harris and Abdiel Jacobsen were supported and developed through the Emerge Arts Cohort and Showcase program, a partnership between Velocity Dance Center and Gay City.