Witnessing Her + Decolonize That Mind

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)

Bootleg Theater

Los Angeles, CA


two sections of an untitled work in progress

Witnessing Her:
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/festival

Live Arts Exchange / LAX Festival 5
Live Arts Exchange / LAX Festival 5
Our FIFTH annual Live Arts Exchange / LAX Festival returns October 5-October 15 2017!

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
Automata Arts
Theatre at Ace Hotel
Los Angeles Theatre Center
The Bob Baker Marionette Theater
Jessica Emmanuel
essica Emmanuel is a Los Angeles based dancer, choreographer, performance artist, educator and curator. She studied Dance & Choreography at the BOCES Cultural Arts Center in New York and is a graduate of The California Institute of the Arts with a BFA in Performance & Choreography. Jessica is the founder of Human Stages and a co-founder of the theater based artist collective Poor Dog Group. Her work has been presented internationally at the Bootleg Theater, Live Arts Exchange Festival, the New Original Works Festival at REDCAT, Montserrat DTLA, Highways Performance Space, Zoukak Studios (Lebanon), The Getty Villa, Interferences Festival (Romania), Baruch Performing Arts Center, The Curtis R. Preim Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) and The Contemporary Art Museum Santa Barbara. She has choreographed/performed for Poor Dog Group, Heidi Duckler Dance Theater, choreographer Genevieve Carson, Bryan Reynolds, Paul Outlaw and Stacy Dawson Sterns. Jessica has also curated art events at various locations in downtown Los Angeles.
Venue Information:
Bootleg Theater
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057