Visiting Artists | April 9-April 15, 2024
Dismantling Tactic X
NAKA Dance Theater’s invited cohort of social-change artists with whom they have been working will be coming to MANCC for the first time to collaborate on the newest iteration of their work, Dismantling Tactic X, which builds upon NAKA’s previous Dismantling experiments and development. Their ongoing project will investigate how artists and venues can be in community, modeling resistance to practices of white supremacy. The project supports a vision to develop methods of inquiry used during the cohort’s time together to fuel a cathartic game-changing conversation around privilege, supremacy, economics, and race. Their project, in gathering artists who have devoted their lives and practices towards addressing these systemic issues, builds a foundation for initiating conversations, practices and consciousness shifts within the larger community. This new section of their work aims to bring individuals with very different perspectives together in conversation to learn, feel and think together in vulnerable and generative ways about the issues that may divide us as a population, within the United States and globally. Discussions within and outside of the university and through a shared creative dancing practice will aim to reveal pathways whereby new ways as innovative artists to digest, reorient, and present themselves can take place.