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The body as a political vessel: a conversation with Okwae A. Miller

The body as a political vessel: a conversation with Okwae A. MillerOkwae, a Black man with a shaved head, is captured mid-air after jumping off the wooden ramp beneath him. His feet and arms are relaxed. He is shirtless and the muscles in his back, arms, and calves are visible. He wears a knee-length white tulle skirt. Okwae’s chest is pulled towards the sky and his eyes are turned upwards in surrender.

October 31, 2020Volume 2 Issue 1By: Laura Briggs Atlanta-based choreographer Okwae A. Miller has been making work about race and identity politics for years, but the COVID-19 pandemic and public outcry against police brutality catalyzed his creative process, forcing him […]

Graduating class of 2020 dances into uncertain future with creativity, poise

Graduating class of 2020 dances into uncertain future with creativity, poise By: Ashley Gibson and Robin WhartonCourtesy of AJ Myers, Credit: Veronica Sacca Myers looks forward as she exhibits a soft smile

June 1, 2020Volume 1 Issue 2By: Ashley Gibson and Robin Wharton Across the U.S. and throughout Georgia, college and university campus closures have forced teachers and students into an unplanned, emergency experiment to test the capabilities of online and distance […]

Catherine Messina supports her community through design

Catherine Messina supports her community through design

June 1, 2020Volume 1 Issue 2By: Emma Bausback Local artist Catherine “Katie” Messina bursts with bright, energetic creativity. One look at her website and the viewer gains a clear understanding of who Messina is. Messina leaves the impression of being […]

Patton White brings tranquility, grounding, openness for all bodies on Facebook Live

Patton White brings tranquility, grounding, openness for all bodies on Facebook Live

June 1, 2020Volume 1 Issue 2By: Laura Briggs “A chance to hit the pause button.” That’s how Atlanta-based dancer, choreographer and arts advocate Patton White describes his virtual Movement and Meditation class series. “It’s not so much about technique with […]

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