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2021 AIR Open Studios: Andrea Ambam
November 13|6:30 pm - 7:15 pmFree
BAX AIR Andrea Ambam will share some of what she’s been working on since beginning her residency at BAX.
BAX AIR Open Studios are part of the (loose) progression of creation integral to the Artist in Residence program. The Artists in Residence pull back the curtains and raise the shades, opening access to a space of sharing where those present are invited to the interior spaces of artistic process and creative experimentation.
About the Performance
This performance was created to center a Black audience. All are welcome to attend, but this space will invoke the words of W.E.B. Du Bois that Black theatre should be “about us, for us, by us, & near us” and uplift Black-identifying people as the ideal audience and community for this engagement.
Timing and Space Details
BAX AIR Open Studios will occur on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at Dancewave, a community partner providing us with a physically accessible space in which to gather. We are grateful to Dancewave for their collaboration. Each artist will have their own allotted hour for sharing their work with audiences, communities, and collaborators.
Please note the theater will be emptied and cleaned between each show.
- 3:00pm (Shenny show 1 with Q&A)
- 4:45pm (Yo-Yo show 2 with Q&A)
- 6:30pm (Andrea show 3 with Q&A)
- 8:15pm (Jessie show 4 with Q&A)
Please note that we will be following Dancewave’s COVID-19 Guidelines and BAX’s COVID-19 Guidelines and those present will be asked to do the same. This includes required “proof of COVID-19 vaccination and valid identification upon entering the facility for all staff, interns, volunteers and patrons” and the wearing of “a mask securely over their nose and mouth.”
The Dancewave Center is a ground-floor studio space at 182 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217.
The 1,400 square foot Dancewave Center studio is a fully ADA compliant and LEED-gold certified facility.
Questions or access needs? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Artist: Andrea Ambam
Andrea Ambam (she/her) is a Brooklyn-based performance artist and playwright whose roots sprout from Cameroon. As a politically engaged storyteller who interrogates the art’s potential for movement building and transformative justice, Andrea pulsates at the intersection of performance and truth-telling— creating theatrical experiences where Black identity fills, overwhelms, and disrupts the center; and where justice, that is denied by the state, can be reimagined and rehearsed in the body. Her current work is rooted in an artistic vision to investigate and modernize “anti-lynching plays” and often features the manipulation of time, poetic text, and ethnographic material as a form of political reclamation.
BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange is a multigenerational arts organization nurturing creative expression and artistic process through education, residencies, and performance at the intersection of arts and social justice.