Gabrielle Civil with Velocity Dance Center
Gabrielle Civil is a black feminist performance artist, poet, and writer, originally from Detroit. She has premiered fifty original performance art works around the world, most recently at Queertopia in Minneapolis (2019) and at the Eclipsing Festival in in Chicago (2018). She in Seattle to perform as the lead artist for Wild Beauty, an MLK ritual/ black movement intensive happening at Velocity Dance Center and while she’s here, she’ll also make a special appearance to read from her performance memoir, Experiments in Joy (Civil Coping Mechanisms). Her writing has appeared in Dancing While Black, Small Axe, Art21, Obsidian, Kitchen Table Translation and New Daughters of Africa. She teaches at the California Institute of the Arts and was named a 2019 Rema Hort Mann LA Emerging Artist. The aim of her work is to open up space.
Her talk here at Elliott Bay is free and open to the public.