PLG Arts, In Collaboration With Davalois Fearon Dance, Presents Music And Dance At Parkside Plaza

PLG Arts, in collaboration with Davalois Fearon Dance, presents Music and Dance at Parkside Plaza, an outside, block party-style occasion that celebrates the wealthy Caribbean heritage of Flatbush/ Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and the rising neighborhood of native artists.

The free efficiency will happen on October seventeenth at 2 pm at Parkside Plaza, positioned at Parkside Ave and Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226. The occasion will characteristic stay drumming by Ryan Greenidge, Agyei Phillip, and Rasaan Inexperienced, and the music of composer and woodwind participant Mike McGinnis, Dancehall, and Reggae facilitated by D.J. Ayanna Heaven, and a site-specific efficiency of Discovering Herstory and neighborhood dance-along led by Davalois Fearon.

The Stephen Petronio Firm commissioned Davalois Fearon to create Discovering Herstory for the 2021 Bloodlines(future) Program. SPC strikes into the subsequent section of his Bloodlines mission, wanting in the direction of future generations of artists and heirs to the Bloodlines lineage and the way these historic masters body the way forward for fashionable dance. Stephen Petronio Firm’s Bloodlines, which started in 2015 and has since restaged 12 iconic dances. These masterpieces have irrevocably marked the American postmodern dance panorama and have had a selected affect on Petronio’s considering.

The Discovering Herstory efficiency shall be a site-specific model created and carried out by Davalois Fearon with the help of Careitha Davis. Davis is the founding father of BodyRa, a New York Metropolis-based firm that seeks to attach the thoughts, physique, and spirit by way of the Caribbean motion. Discovering Herstory is impressed by Africanist varieties equivalent to reggae and dancehall which have contributed to the American dance panorama and formed Fearon as an artist. The piece pays homage to numerous dance varieties, together with Kumina, Doundounba, Congolese, Ska, Reggae, Dancehall, and highlights Fearon’s signature “gymnastic and pure” choreography.

PLG Arts is a nonprofit group that promotes the humanities, presents native artists, and builds neighborhood to have fun the colourful creativity of the residents of Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and surrounding Brooklyn neighborhoods. DFD was based in 2016 by Davalois Fearon with a mission to push creative and social boundaries by using dance as a platform for social change and domesticate the subsequent technology of dance artists. The corporate collaboratively creates, performs, and teaches Feaorn’s versatile multimedia physique of labor that confronts advanced points, prompts contemplation, and carries audiences on an audiovisual journey of concepts.

For extra info on Music and Dance at Parkside Plaza, please go to PLG Arts and

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