April 12, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Led by Eva Yaa Asantewaa
RESPONSE is a series of three sessions intended to foster a culture of support and care in our artist community. The series offers opportunities for participants to sign up to PRESENT work and to RESPOND to those presentations. Spots to share your work will be given on a first-come first-serve basis. We would like to adopt a “pay-it-forward” model and ask that artists that wish to present work also sign up for an alternate session as a responder!
At the end of the three sessions, we invite you to respond to RESPONSE and take part in our feedback session after May 3rd.
For those planning to show work, you must register by the Monday before, 11.30pm (choose “I would like to share work” ticket!). All slots (if still available) will be closed thereafter.
Note: if you are RSVP-ing to watch and respond to work, only your name and email are required.
This workshop is part of FAB’s year-long series, The Sustainable Artist Toolkit.
Apr 12, Apr 26, May 3
Wednesday Afternoons, 2-4pm
hosted by Arts On Site, 12 St Marks Place
*Please DOUBLE/TRIPLE CHECK that you are registering for your intended date (please see date above map)*
About Eva Yaa Asantewaa
Eva has a respected, four-decade career as a freelance arts writer, specializing in dance and performance. A 1974 graduate of Fordham University (Rose Hill), Ms. Yaa Asantewaa has contributed writing on dance to print and online publications such as Dance Magazine, The Village Voice, SoHo Weekly News, Gay City News, The Dance Enthusiast and Time Out New York since 1976. She served as a member of the New York Dance and Performance (Bessie) Awards committee for three years and as a consultant or panelist for numerous arts funding, awards or presenting organizations, including the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
In 2007, Ms. Yaa Asantewaa founded her arts blog InfiniteBody, a resource for news, commentary and criticism especially trusted by the dance community. With students from the annual Writing on Dance workshop series she taught for several years at New York Live Arts, she created Dancer’s Turn, a blog devoted to longform profiles of dance artists. She has also interviewed dance artists and advocates as host of Body and Soulpodcast and will launch a new arts interview podcast this summer. As a WBAI radio broadcaster (1987-89), Ms. Yaa Asantewaa worked with the Women’s Radio Collective and the Gay and Lesbian Independent Broadcasters Collective (producers of OUTLOOKS) and co-hosted the Tuesday Afternoon Arts Magazine with Jennifer Bernet as well as producing her own specials. She is also a published poet and has read her work at numerous venues including the Brooklyn Museum, the Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center, A Different Light Bookstore, Bowery Poetry Club and Cornelia Street Cafe.
Beginning in the 1990s, Ms. Yaa Asantewaa created, produced and facilitated workshops and special events sponsored by over sixty arts, health and social service, spiritual, feminist, people of color, and GLBTQ organizations in the New York metropolitan area. Among these are Gibney Dance Center, BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange, New York University Tisch School of the Arts Dance Program, Hunter College Dance Program, Queensborough Community College, the New York Open Center’s Womanspirit Journey program, New York Theosophical Society, College of New Rochelle, Healing Works, New York State Conference on Women’s Health, Riverside Church Wellness Center, Women’s Health Education Project and the Women’s Rites Center.
A native New Yorker of Afro-Caribbean heritage, Ms. Yaa Asantewaa lives in the East Village.