Lela Aisha Jones is the artistic director of Flyground, a dance organization that builds collective consciousness and creates contemporary cultural memories through movement performance. Her work prioritizes archiving narratives in movement, bringing nuance and imaginative vibrancy to dialogues concerning lived experiences of diasporic blackness. Her practice uses a Mining/Witnessing/Archiving Method, a movement-based generative process designed to facilitate embodied self reflection, artistic inquiry, and/or performative research.
Brownbody will host Lela to lead two public workshops in Spring 2024, one introductory (with no participation required to attend) and one in-practice that will be open to all experience levels in performance. These workshops will be tailored to the specific communities Brownbody serves (our audience demographics include 60% Black, our network of artists come from primarily Black and Brown communities) and marketed through our community partnerships.