20 December – 5 January
Assimilation is a multilogical Afrofuturist solo choreography that gradually shifts from dialetical images to one with painstaking clarity. Focused on an ontology of Blackness, post Anarchy, and queerness, the project seeks to create nuanced states of ulteriority for shifting bodies.
Malik Nashad invites you to learn more about his work during his contemporary technique class. In this class you become engaged in his creative process to develop the choreography further in CLOUD/Danslab.
On the 4/5 January Malik will also have his presentation, more information will follow soon.
The first part of this piece has been worked on since August 2015, and was performed in various iterations at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, and at Five Myles Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. Malik proposes to finish this work by way of an interrogation and deep research in the studio of the various new influences paralleling the course of the work. Influenced by Tere O’Connor’s antithematic prepositions, and Michael Klein’s choreographies as an aesthetics of change, he hopes to offer new politicizations of minoritarian bodies. In the residency at CLOUD Malik will plan to use his time to physically research multilogical dispositions. The work relies heavily on physical realization of movement, and the consistent interrogation of what movement does.
Open Training | contemporary technique
20 – 23 December | 10:00 – 12:00
28 – 30 December | 10:00 – 12:00
Costs: €7,- per class
4/5 January | 19:30
to be confirmed
About Malik Nashad
Malik Nashad Sharpe is a choreographer, dancer, and poetfrom New York City. He graduated with Highest Honors in Experimental Dance from Williams College, and is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Primarily interested in fostering an anarcho-somatic body in the Urban, his works interrogate both the realities and fictions of the City, as efforts to locate the revolutionary potential of the choreography of the oppressed. He has performed internationally and domestically, and has danced with Night Star Dance Company based in Dublin. His works have been shown at the Bonnie Bird Theatre in London, Studio 303 in Montreal, HT Chen Dance Center, Otion Front Studio, Secret Project Robot Art Experiment in New York City, 62’ Center for Theatre and Dance in Williamstown, and at ShuaSpace in Jersey Ciy, where he was 2015 Artist-in-Residence. In 2015, he founded NYC-based experimental dance troupe YESwave*.