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Dying While Black and Brown – Presented by the Bolinas Museum
November 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm PST
DYING WHILE BLACK AND BROWN Two performances by Zaccho Dance Theatre. Choreography and Direction by Joanna Haigood / Music by jazz composer Marcus Shelby Presented by Bolinas Museum Performance 1: Saturday, November 9, 7 PM @ Dance Palace, Point Reyes Station Performance 2: Sunday, November 10, 4 PM @ Bolinas Community Center, Bolinas Free with $10 suggested donation / Space is limited / Advance registration recommended at bolinasmuseum.org or call 415-868-8809 Commissioned by Oakland’s Equal Justice Society in 2011, Dying While Black and Brown was created in response to their campaign to restore 14th Amendment protections for victims of discrimination. This includes those on death row, where there is a disproportionate number of African Americans and people of color. The work is even more powerful today as California moves to abolish the death penalty. A community discussion with the artists and experts in the field follows. This thought-provoking thirty minute contemporary dance performance is presented as part Bolinas Museum’s exhibition, FOCUS: Joanna Haigood + Wayne Campbell. Bolinas resident Joanna Haigood is a nationally awarded dancer and aerial choreographer known for her her deeply considered narratives and site specific works. Her subjects range from poetic interpretations of paintings by Marc Chagall to explorations of slavery and the history of the underground railroad. These free performances are supported by a grant from the West Marin Fund and their efforts to empower women and girls.