HALf6 15 January 17:30 with Ishmael Houston-Jones and Keith Hennessy in Tip Top

Ishmael + Keith (Amsterdam)

Talking dancing race politics friendship
Dancing talking race politics friendship
Fragments of history experienced in real time

Time: Wednesday 15 January 17:30-19:00
Location: Tip Top, ground floor Academy of Theatre and Dance

Distilling decades of both friendship and improvisation practice Ishmael Houston-Jones and Keith Hennessy will talk/perform/improvise, looking for ways to ask questions, spark conversations, and figure out how to dance together from inside and outside of racialized gazes, expectations, and power dynamics.

This performance-talk takes place within the frame of the SNDO Critical whiteness research initiative: Vol.2, which is conducted by Joy Mariama Smith and Bojana Mladenović . It aims to provide ongoing and ad hoc platforms and programs for the community to critically and transformatively engage with the notion of whiteness. The program aims at not only raising awareness, but also articulating and creating language around social change, privilege and ethics in art to name a few.

Ishmael + Keith (Amsterdam) and Critical whiteness research initiative: Vol.2 are financed from the Educational Development funds of the Academy of Theatre and Dance and presented within the academy’s cross-departmental platform Half6.

Read the bio's of  Ishmael Houston-Jones and Keith Hennessy (PDF)

Join this inspiring performance-talk.
This HALf6 will be in English.
Free soup and drinks afterwards.

This HALf6 is an initiative by the School for New Dance Development (SNDO)