Los Angeles Performance Practice and Bootleg Theater presents Jessica Emmanuel's
Witnessing Her + Decolonize That Mind
Sat. October 7, 2017
Doors: 1:30 pm / Show: 2:00 pm (event ends at 3:00 pm)
Los Angeles, CA
two sections of an untitled work in progress
Jessica Emmanuel’s commanding presence and starkly impassioned movements capture the essence of the vicarious trauma triggered by images, sounds, stories and details of senseless black deaths. A seemingly viral wave of violence belies the deeply personal impact of each confrontation, each bullet and each chalk outline.
Decolonize That Mind:
“My point is that we must decolonize our minds and re-name and re-define ourselves . . . In all respects, culturally, politically, socially, we must re-define ourselves and our lives, in our own terms.” ~Max Roach.
Expanding her untitled work-in-progress Jessica Emmanuel moves deeper into the question of identity, both imposed by society and understood by oneself.
MORE INFO: performancepractice.la/festivalhttps://www.bootlegtheater.org/event/1560573/
With performances and events that are geographically focused in and around Downtown L.A., the Festival program hosts ten days of contemporary performance by Los Angeles-based artists, presented in dialogue with works by guest artists from beyond our borders.
Produced by Los Angeles Performance Practice, this year’s festival is made in collaboration with our partnering venues:
Bootleg Theater & Factory
Theatre at Ace Hotel
Los Angeles Theatre Center
The Bob Baker Marionette Theater
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057