School for the Movement of the Technicolo(u)r People
taisha paggett and WXPT in collaboration with Ashley Hunt and Kim Zumpfe
WXPT Toronto company:
Ella Cooper, Rodney Diverlus, Bishara Elmi, Aisha Sasha John, Ashley "Colours" Perez, and Danielle Smith
September 12—October 26, 2019
Opening Reception and Performance: Thursday, September 12, 6:00—9:00pm
Free Saturday School: Saturdays, September 14 through October 26, 12:00—5:00pm
Gallery TPW is thrilled to present the School for the Movement of the Technicolo(u)r People, a large-scale artist exchange, exhibition, and public school platform. The project was created through the artistic direction of Los Angeles-based dance artist taisha paggett in collaboration with visual artists Ashley Hunt (LA), Kim Zumpfe (LA) and WXPT Toronto, with curatorial and dramaturgical support from artist/scholar Seika Boye (TO). Convened in memory of the segregation-era CB Dansby High School for Black youth in East Texas, the School builds a site/home and experimental curriculum that responds to the limited positioning of Black and queer movers in the worlds of dance, visual art, and beyond. The School in Toronto follows previous iterations in Los Angeles, Austin, and Houston.