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Performing the Moment, Performing the Movement

Salakastar | ALL BLUE: PART ONE (MAJORELLE!)
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
6:30-7:30 PM
Off Campus Location
Free & Open to the public
Registration required: http://myumi.ch/mnblz

Salakastar will be performing selections from ALL BLUE: PART ONE (MAJORELLE!) , her debut experimental R+B album and performance series. It consists of poetic healing rituals in the form of vibrant sounds, visuals, and mantras. AB: P1(M!) is a response to the urgent needs of people of color for recording and sharing untold narratives of self, land, and belonging.

Salakastar channels her ancestral spirit Majorelle to expand the African-American tradition of rhythm+blues and its lineage in relation to the generational depression experienced by descendants of the survivors of the Middle Passage and the souls that still exist in the deep blue of the Atlantic Ocean. She extends the healing quality of the color blue as it relates to the 5th chakra at the throat associated with Truth, voice, communication, and purification.

Salakastar is a Detroit born and based actor, singer-songwriter, poet, and teaching artist working in theatre, television, film, and music. She earned her BFA and completed her classical acting training at the State University of New York at Purchase College. She is an artist-in-residence at Poetic Societies, a member of the touring company of I, Too, Sing America at the Michigan Opera Theatre and a founding member of iii Sisters, a Detroit-based feminist writing ensemble. She is a 2018 Gilda Award Winner and a 2020 Kresge Artist Fellow in Live Arts awarded by the Kresge foundation.

In the new virtual series, PERFORMING THE MOVEMENT, PERFORMING THE MOMENT, Center for World Performance Studies invites performers and scholars from diverse disciplines to reflect on how performance is being used to respond to the political, social, health and environmental crises that we face at this moment. Each guest will give a 30 minute presentation, and then engage in 30 minutes of Q&A. Sessions will take place over Zoom and require advance registration. You can read about the panelists, register for these events, find recommended reading and resources and/or request recordings of past events at https://lsa.umich.edu/world-performance.

If you require an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact the Center for World Performance Studies, at 734-936-2777. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the University to arrange.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
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Event Type: Presentation
Tags: African American, Music, Storytelling, Theater
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Center for World Performance Studies, Residential College