Need: A Cyber Performance Ritual for Community Accountable Intellectuals

Concrete Ritual: For Audre Lorde’s 79th Birthday

Join the Brilliance Remastered community the first week of March for an interactive webinar investigation of performance and online ritual in relationship to community accountable intellectual work.  Participants will learn about performance practices from Audre Lorde’s Chorale Need, a classic text designed to end violence against black women and the shared experience of creating a healing multi-media cyber performance for our community about who we are and what we need as community accountable intellectuals.

Registration Due by Feb. 18, 2013 (Audre Lorde’s Birthday!)

*the ensemble will be limited to 9 participants

Intensive dates: March 4,5,6,7,8  2012   (9pm Eastern Time)

Fee: Sliding Scale $150-250

Required Reading:

  • “Need” “Coal” “Power” and “Litany for Survival” by Audre Lorde,
  • One Campus Guide to Performing “Need” edited by Alexis Pauline Gumbs
  • Excerpts from Experiments in a Jazz Aesthetic by Omi Osun
  • (all readings available via pdf and snail mail to registered participants)

Registration for this webinar is now closed.  Here are some insights from the participants:

We Know What We Need: The Need Ensemble Convenes

We Are the Open We Need: The Need Ensemble Opens Up

What is Coming?: The Need Ensemble Responds to the Moment

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