B3W Performance Group presents a performance and conversation of seeds for the second installment of the Forgiveness Project “Forgiveness: Resisting Racism” at The Flux Factory (39-31 29th Street, Long Island City, New York 11101)
The Flux Factory supports and promotes emerging artists through residencies, exhibitions, and collaborative opportunities; builds sustainable artist networks; and helps retain creative forces in New York City. The Flux Factory is excited to host B3W Performance Group for a public showing and conversation about their newest devised intermedia performance, “FORGIVENESS: Resisting Racism” December 16th at 4:00 pm. It is FREE and open to the public.
B3W Performance Group works collaboratively with each member working as co-creators to develop the work. The co-creators include Emily Berry, Sarita Covington, Mengying Lin, Nicole McClam, Juan Reyna, Sara Roer, and Darla Stanley. Daniel Bernard Roumain is composing the music, and Shawn Rene Graham is the dramaturge. Sarita Covington also wrote the script and directed.
In 2015, Emily Berry, Artistic Director of B3W Performance Group (B3W), traveled for seven months around the world, initially implementing The FORGIVENESS Project’s Community Workshop component across 6 continents and within 11 countries. For the second part of the Forgiveness Project, B3W Performance Group collectively re-worked the Forgiveness Community Workshops to focus on Racism. Sarita Covington and Mengying Lin led the first workshop series at Flushing Town Hall in March of 2017. In November, Sarita Covington led the second workshop series in Copenhagen, Denmark.
B3W Performance Group will be presenting a series of solos and monologues that are in response to our investigations personally, as a collective, and in response to the Community Workshops on Racism and Forgiveness. The Forgiveness Workshops included both movement and dialogue diving into questions of racism from the institutional, interpersonal, and personal. The group questioned and investigated racism in relationship to forgiveness. We will be sharing the results of the workshops and opening up space for discussion.
B3W is a social impact arts organization committed to collaboration and community, reflecting and revealing the world we live in through multidisciplinary performances and community-building workshops since 2006. The collaborating artists of B3W share a strong desire to bring underrepresented voices to the stage, drawing attention to issues of social injustice, including racism, homophobia, sexism, immigration and economic disparity.
“Powerful physical portrayals of disconnection and oppression…ambitious work." - Culturebot
“This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Queens Council on the Arts”.