When We were Queens...
Culture Mill Residency
MAR 23 - APR 1, 2023
When We were Queens… presents a collaboration between African French dancer/choreographer Murielle Elizéon and acclaimed African American musician Shana Tucker, who together seek to explore a shared ancestry of diaspora and violence through movement and music. Presented as a conversation between the artists and museum visitors, this work-in-progress illuminates both the singularity of experience and the resonance embedded in the bodies of women of color from different African diasporic communities. During the nine-day residency, students, faculty, and community members will have the opportunity to engage with the artists through daily activations, open conversations, and performances in the museum’s galleries. Visit the Weatherspoon website for the full residency schedule.
When We were Queens… is a Culture Mill, Saxapahaw, NC, production, commissioned by NC State Live and co-produced by the Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College and the Weatherspoon Art Museum, UNCG. Culture Mill is a 2022 National Dance Project finalist grant award recipient. The production was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts with funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to address sustainability needs during Covid-19 and in support of When We were Queens…
Visitors are invited to participate in the work-in-progress anytime during regular museum operating hours between March 23 and April 1 or join in a related scheduled event.
The artists and museum curators will host a public conversation to discuss the work and its development and offer insight into the logistical collaboration it took to bring the performance into the museum’s galleries.
The residency will culminate in a work-in-progress showing at the Weatherspoon. Registration will be required and will go live on Wednesday, March 15.
MAR 23 - APR 1, 2023
There will be additional events that will be taking place in the Inquiry Hubs concurrently with the Residency. Visit our Inquiry Hub page for updates HERE.