OPINION | The Other America A #DignityInProcess Art Action


Nightingale-Brown House

Rooted in their research in Afro-Indigenous Liberatory Practice, Heimark Artist-in-Residence ChE has developed a new art action about the Nightingale Brown House’s and Brown University's relationship to slavery. Transforming the house into a social justice theatre and ring shout ceremony, this #DignityInProcess art action is an immersive, site-specific participatory performance ritual giving voice to the site’s untold narratives of enslaved ancestors. Weaving between rooms, this multidisciplinary experience is articulated as feet pounding, percussive gestures of Afro-Contemporary choreography, storytelling, and procession. This art action visibilizes the Afro-Indigenous medicine of the ring shout as a tool for activism, community dialogue, and healing.

OPINION| The Other America: A #DignityInProcess Art Action is presented by the Black Spatial Relics Project and made possible with support from the Heimark Artist-in-Residence Program of The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, Rites and Reason Theatre, and John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage.

Locations and dates:

John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage / 357 Benefit Street, Providence / May 24 and May 25 at 5:30pm / Free with Eventbrite RSVP 

Rites and Reason Theatre Churchill House / 155 Angell Street, Providence / May 27 at 5:30pm with Folkthought / Free and open to everyone.