PRACTICE


Jonathan González
Performance in 3 parts, 100 minutes
2022

stage and wrap
steel, wood, vinyl
graphics by Joiri Minaya
19’ x 19’ x 23’

Vexillum (drum)
fabric, rattan, brass, steel
3’ x 3’ x 12’

Vexillum (radio)
fabric, plastic, pineapple, steel
3’ x 3’ x 12’

Vexillum (record)
fabric, plastic, steel
3’ x 3’ x 12’

A Flag for Desires
plastic pole, fabric
9’ x 14’

In PRACTICE, Afro-Diasporic cultural idioms are interwoven through dance, sound, speech acts and design to incite the critical through-lines of creolized expressive arts formed within the greater Caribbean and Turtle Island.

Performed within the historic open-air setting of La Plaza at The Clemente Soto Veléz Cultural Center, this one night engagement invites audience members into the performative practice as party-goers to celebrate the gift of gathering, and hold space for the long emancipatory uses of culture by African-descendants in the supposed “New World” for radical place-making and liberation.


Jonathan González, Choreographer
Rudy Gerson, Production Designer
William “DJ Embe” Catanzaro, Composer, Sound Designer, Musician, Percussionist, DJ
GENG, Composer, Sound Designer/Engineer
Karlala Soundsystem - Karl Scholz, Sound Engineer
Ali Rosa-Salas, Performer
Marguerite Angelica Monique Hemmings, Performer
Dani Criss, Performer
Jordan Lloyd, Performer
Fana Fraser, Performer
Maria Torres, New York Latin Hustle Dance Advisor
Chris Walker, Carnival/MAS Dance Advisor
Joiri Minaya, Original Artwork for Mesh
Willie Udell, Fabrication Consultant

Mixes by:
Akeema-Zane
Zen Jefferson / DOVECAKE “Afrocelestial Meditation”
Yesenia Rojas "Tierra Olorí"

Co-commissioned by LMCC and The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center with support of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.

Presented in partnership with The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center, with additional support from Brooklyn Academy of Music and Dance & Performance Institute, Trinidad & Tobago

Presented with the support of Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels





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