We teamed up with Dance Lit Grantee Melinda González, TiLLT Magazine's Megan Curet, and Pedestrian Wanderlust to host a free, all-day event celebrating community, music and dance.
2pm-3pm: Discussion Panel, Where is Dance Going?
Curated and hosted by TiLLT Magazine editors Nicole Zee and Megan Curet. Panelists: Rami Shafi, Christine Bonansea Saulut and Melinda González.
5pm-7:30pm: Closing Celebration of Bomba Residency
During her Dance Lit residency, Melinda González connected Bomba, a traditional Afro Puerto Rican artistic expression, with the poem, “Yo misma fui mi ruta/I was my own path” by beloved Puerto Rican poet, Julia de Burgos. This final event brought people together to reflect on the role of traditional art and art as a liberatory practice that inspires, provokes and transforms. The event culminated in a Bombazo, a community bomba dance.
8pm-10pm: Improv Class and Open Jam Session With Live Music
Presented by Pedestrian Wanderlust.
Dance Lit is operated by Spaceworks and El Puente CADRE and is made possible through a partnership with Brooklyn Public Library and support from the National Endowment for the Arts.