Kriyol Dance! Collective envisions its role in the future of socially engaged arts as that which helps to cultivate community consciousness for collective healing.
By creating culturally informed work and addressing detrimental changes in physical, social, and political contexts of our community, we hope to influence the next generation of activists, visionaries, and advocates. By privileging stories and lived experiences, we hope to build the collective self.
The Nou Series is an experiment in embodied knowledge, resistance, and history that prioritizes “nou” (“us” in Haitian Creole). By exploring the history of The Wyckoff House, documented memories of native Lenape peoples and enslaved Africans in Canarsie, and the migration of Black Caribbeans to Brooklyn, through a lens of muscle memory and spirituality, we hope to build a connected narrative and express it through movement. Our goal is that by positioning our bodies as museum installations we can expand and interrogate stories and processes of cultural preservation and community identity.
The Walking Tour —— The Nou Series will conclude with a public walking tour, taking attendees through an interactive witnessing of the body installations. Community members will be asked to move through the The Wyckoff House Museum engaging with “installed bodies” that share about what we learned, what we know, and what we hope to see in the future through movement.
Kriyol Dance! Collective also offers free movement workshops as part of their contributions to Protest Garden, please sign up with as many classes as you’d like here!
Address: 5816 Clarendon Road
East Flatbush, NY 11203
About Wyckoff House Museum
Standard hours: Friday-Saturday, 1-4 pm; Third Saturday Family Days, 11am-3pm
The Wyckoff House & Association preserves, interprets, and operates New York City’s oldest building and it’s surrounding 1.5 acres of farmland. Through innovative educational and farm-based programs we bridge cultural and agricultural gaps in an underserved community by connecting our audience with enduring themes through history, including immigration, land stewardship, and food systems.
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