WE HEREBY DECLARE OURSELVES TO BE ANOTHER ORDER OF BEING..... AN ASTRO NATION OF THE UNITED WORLD OF OUTER SPACE. "- Sun Ra
Sun Ra will be a contemporary dance work influenced by the avant-garde jazz musician, Sun Ra, and his contributions to Afrofuturism. This work will explore the end of planet Earth and the start of a new planet rebirthed in a reformed society free from bondage, systemic racism, etc that has violently oppressed people of Color. The inhabitants of this futuristic world only promote liberation for all. There is no place for damaging power structures here- only healing and reconnection with self and culture. This is another world...they have not told you of.
This work in progress will be presented on April 8th at 8pm and April 10th at 4pm at the Windmill Arts Center in Atlanta, Ga in partnership with Fly on a Wall's Excuse the Art (ETA) series. Choreography by Indya Childs.
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Sun Ra -
The Radical Jazz Activist
"I didn’t find being black in America to be a very pleasant experience," said Sun Ra, "but I had to have something, and that something was creating something that nobody owned but us." African-Americans had always been a secret society within greater American society, with their own music, their own language, their own rituals. This secret history could be an asset for African-Americans in the Space Age to come.
African-Americans could re-invent their past and create a futurist Utopia, perhaps on a planet other than Earth, which seemed to Sun Ra unbearably steeped in chaos and confusion.
- Source- http://www.sunraarkestra.com/