Archive for the ‘Live Performance’ Category

Artists from Los Angeles collaborate with Cubans for exhibit that will come to Miami

Posted by admin on April 30, 2017 in AfroFuturo, Live Performance |

Women’s rituals of Vodou and Santeria intrigue Shaina Lynn Simmons. She said black women in New Orleans and Havana have plenty in common. The CalArts Center for New Performance graduate student from New Orleans said she finds the strong cultural resistance during the African diaspora fascinating. The actress is working on “Afro Futuro,” a collaboration with […]

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What To Send Up When It Goes Down

Posted by admin on September 6, 2016 in Live Performance |

Written and directed by Aleshea Harris. A Play. A Pageant. A Ritual in honor of the inherent value of black life. What To Send Up When It Goes Down is a play-pageant-ritual-homegoing celebration meant to disrupt, honor, and reclaim. An attempt to honor those lost to racist violence in America, the piece uses language, song […]

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Bayou Blues Edinburgh Fringe Promo

Posted by Shaina Lynn on September 2, 2016 in Bayou Blues, Live Performance, Video |

Bayou Blues is a solo performance written and performed by Shaina Lynn  Video shot by  

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AfroFuturo – Installation

Posted by Shaina Lynn on August 20, 2016 in AfroFuturo, Live Performance, Photo shoot |

AfroFuturo is a photo, video, and live performance installation. It investigates hair as a concept of beauty and the connexions between the historical, mythological, and contemporary realities of Afro Cuban and Afro American women. AfroFuturo merges three popular black hairstyles with visual abstractions, as an iconic way of re-establishing and reintroducing, not only the approaches […]

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Shaina Lynn – BAYOU BLUES

Posted by admin on August 8, 2016 in Bayou Blues, Live Performance |

“A new star has been discovered, one whose light is only beginning to gain recognition.” – CultureBlaze Bayou Blues dives deep into the consciousness of a black girl’s pursuit to find air amidst the drowning waves of colorism in New Orleans. Shaina Lynn takes the audience through the alluring culture of Mardi Gras, Bounce music and second line […]

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