Third Thursday Talks
September 17, 2020
FREE Live Virtual Event
Third Thursday Talks: Ni'Ja Whitson
Thursday, September 17, 2020, 4pm - 5pm
Don’t miss this conversation between Creative Capital and two-time Bessie Award-winning, Queer Nonbinary Trans multidisciplinary artist and writer, Ni’Ja Whitson, and Executive Director of UCR ARTS, Sheila Bergman. They will discuss Whitson’s many artistic achievements including the 2019 premiere of Oba Qween Baba King Baba.
Ni’Ja Whitson has been referred to as “majestic” by The New York Times and recognized by Brooklyn Magazine as a culture influencer. Whitson engages a critical intersection of a sacred and conceptual transdiciplinarity in Black, Queer, and Trans-embodiedness, site, science, body, and spirit. Whitson is an 18th St. Artist in Residence (Los Angeles), 2020 Center for Performance Research artist in residence, featured choreographer of the 2018 CCA Biennial, 2018-2020 Urban Bush Women Choreographic Center Fellow Candidate, and invited presenter at the 2019 Tanzkongress international festival. Otherrecent awards include a 2018 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize Shortlist (The Unarrival Experiments), Jerome/Camargo Fellowship, Dance in Process (DiP) Residency, Hedgebrook Fellowship, LMCC Process Space Residency, Bogliasco Fellowship. Recent commissions include EMPAC, Danspace Project, BAM Next Wave Art, American Realness Festival, California African American Museum. They are an Assistant Professor of experimental choreography at UC Riverside and Artistic Director of The NWA Project. www.nijawhitson.com
Registration is free!
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Third Thursday Talks are made possible with generous support from the Marjorie and Glenn Thomas Memorial Fund.