is an abstract dive into the thoughts and emotions of an African
woman living in the United States. It is a multi-phasic creative project that presents unique works of multimedia art and performance highlighting the diversity of contemporary African art and culture, the stories of local communities of color, and local artists of color with their unique perspectives on life and social issues across the globe. Moments takes an experimental approach to Afro dance by merging it with technology and other art forms to explore the fragments of daily life, memories, challenges, and internal dialogues that capture the essence of what it means to be black, female, and influenced by multiple cultures. With a singular perspective, Moments seeks to present an important viewpoint for us to connect, relate with, and use as a catalyst for which we study ourselves: our weaknesses, strengths, points of pain, and warmth.
Moment's mission is to expose Houston, Texas and beyond to the diversity of African dance and culture, while empowering dancers and artists within the Afro community and other communities of color through meaningful, sustainable, and socially conscious art pieces. It is designed to be an iterative active learning process that uses creative projects to understand better and ultimately meet artist needs and bridge gaps in professional development at a local level.
Moments is a sponsored project of Fresh Arts, a nonprofit arts service organization, and is partially sponsored by the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, Houston in Action through the 2020 #Htownvotes initiative, the Institute of Contemporary Dance Houston, and Dance Source Houston through the 2021 Spark Dance Grant.
Support the Project
In order for the Moments Project to be fully realized, we need individuals and organizations who are passionate about art, culture, and community and want to support Black lives and Black stories. With your support, through monetary and/or in-kind donations, our artists, dancers, and creatives can be empowered with the resources to produce Moments in a way that can create a lasting impact.
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