Join Black Futures artist amara tabor-smith for a special presentation of House/Full of Blackwomen at the Bayview Opera House on October 1st.
Episode 15: Stirring the Memory of our BONES: A Ritual Session towards Black Homefullness and Belonging in the bay area and BEYOND.
House/Full of Blackwomen invites you to an open process prior to our culminating Oakland episode: "this too shall pass" in March 2023.
We lived here
We moved there
We left there
We returned here
We stir memories in our movements, our stories, planting seeds of growth by our own hands, a reCALLING of our collective bone memory of how we be here NOW. On this day of October 1st, we bring us together being in a place of memories here in Bayview, we will sing together, stamp our feet together, write a plan together, plot a way of our way together, weave our stories and selves together. This is not a show. This is not a performance. This is us as we are together. We all have something to remember to recall. In this way we are not replaced; we will never be the last of us, we are always the beginning of us.
House/Full of Blackwomen is a multi-site specific ritual dance theater project that for the past 7 years has addressed the displacement, well-being, and sex-trafficking of Black women and girls in Oakland. Co-created by amara tabor-smith and Ellen Sebastian Chang, House/Full is driven by the core question, “How do we as Black women and girls find space to rest, breathe, and be well within a stable home?”
Supported through Zaccho Dance Theatre's Black Futures Artist-in-Residence Program
, this dance/spoken word/story circle gathering will bring us together to reflect on our past as a way towards our collective future NOW. Come join us in an act of re/membering.
Black Futures is proud to be funded by the City of San Francisco’s Dream Keeper Initiative