Walker Art Center and Northrop Present


Apr 2019
About the Event

Thu, Apr 25, 4:00 pm at Breck School/Anderson Ice Arena

Sat, Apr 27, 5:00 pm at The Charles M. Schulz Highland Arena

Tracing Sacred Steps (excerpt)

Twin Cities–based ensemble Brownbody, known for “breaking down cultural barriers in figure skating” (Blavity), presents an excerpt of their new work, Tracing Sacred Steps, in conjunction with Le Patin Libre's Vertical Influences performance. Black social dances from centuries of slavery in America—including buck and wing dances and jigs—are translated to the ice, telling a vital story of resilience, resistance, and unity that continues to resonate today.

Free tickets to Brownbody’s performance are available on-site one hour before each program and are required for entry. Shows are followed by a 30-minute discussion with the artists.

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Black on Ice: A Conversation on Cultures and Contexts

Monday, April 22, 7 pm
East Side Freedom Library
Free, but online reservations requested. RSVP here.

Join Brownbody for a conversation about the cultural significance of black skaters who have grown up, trained, and competed in various ice sports and arts dominated by white aesthetics and culture. Moderated by Clarence White (East Side Freedom Library); with Deneane Richburg (Brownbody), Samory Ba (Le Patin Libre), and other special guests who will share their personal stories. Presented by Brownbody in partnership with the East Side Freedom Library.