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Vadnais Hts, MN

GIG Fund



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.

Award Details

  • Grant or Award Received
  • Minnesota
  • $4,000
    Grant Amount
  • 2024
    Fiscal Year of Award

About the Organization

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