Shaking and Shouting, Arielle Julia Brown and Lela Aisha Jones on their roles in Reggie Wilson’s ‘Grounds That Shout! (and others merely shaking)’
Wit López speaks with Arielle Julia Brown and Lela Aisha Jones about their involvement in "Grounds that Shout! (and others merely shaking" curated by Reggie Willson. The series involves panels, performances, and more that will take place on May 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, and 11th, 2019. In this 30 minute long podcast, recorded on April 26th, 2019, Arielle and Lela elaborate on how this project relates faith, dance, movement, body, and the African American religious experience.

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Movement Artists: Lela Aisha Jones, Zakiya L Cornish and Patricia Peaches Jones. Photo by Scott Shaw.
Movement Artists: Lela Aisha Jones, Zakiya L Cornish and Patricia Peaches Jones. Photo by Scott Shaw.
Arielle Brown. Photo courtesy of Arielle Brown.

This May, director and choreographer Reggie Wilson is blessing Philadelphia with a series of performances and panel discussions that use contemporary dance to explore the space where worship and movement meet in African American spiritual practice. Wit spoke with Arielle Julia Brown, the production’s dramaturge, and Lela Aisha Jones, one of the eight choreographers, to learn more about the project. This 30 minute, laughter-laden episode was recorded on Friday, April 26, 2019.

Thanks to the Leeway Foundation for allowing us to use their conference room to record this podcast episode.

“Reggie Wilson: Grounds that Shout! (and others merely shaking)” is presented in partnership by Partners for Sacred Places, Philadelphia Contemporary, and Danspace Project (NYC).

ARTBLOG RADIO is now available on Apple (iTunes and Apple Podcasts) and Spotify, and available via RSS. This podcast was recorded and edited by Morgan Nitz.

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Arielle Julia Brown, Danspace Project, Grounds that shout, leeway foundation, Lela Aisha Jones, partners for sacred places, Philadelphia Contemporary, Reggie Willson

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