MICHIGAN / THE MIDWEST
Skeleton Architecture artists Kayla Hamilton and Edisa Weeks. Photo by Erik Carter.
Dancing Lab: Mga Tsismosa
NCCAkron x Daring Dances x Al Evangelista, Jay Carlon, Anito Gavino, Marie Lloyd Paspe and Emmanuel David
The National Center for Choreography - Akron (NCCAkron) and Daring Dances join forces for Dancing Lab: Mga Tsismosa! Mga Tsismosa, a cohort from across the country engaging with similar questions regarding queer Filipinx-American diaspora, social justice and performance studies, will gather for a week of dancing, cooking, conversation, play and more. Mga Tsismosa will begin on Philippines Independence Day, and this collaboration will extend NCCAkron and Daring Dances' shared ethos of embracing experimentation, exchange and possibility at the core of dance/dance making while also supporting a diverse artistic discourse within and beyond the Midwest.
2019 - 2020
With generous support from the Community Foundation of Southeastern Michigan, Daring Dances has been able to support the continued work of The Gathering, through monthly creative meetings and attendance at the Collegium of African Diasporic Dance in Durham, NC.
2018 - 2019
Bessie-award winning group, Skeleton Architecture, a group of Black, womyn and gender-non-conforming dance improvisers, and The Gathering, a group of 10 Black, womyn-identified Detroit-based dance improvisers join together a series of residencies and performances, Choreographing Black Space.