Tè Glise: Exploring Relational Ecologies of Cultural Practice through Haiti-New Orleans Connections
Cultivated by Dasha Chapman, Jean-Sebastien Duvilaire, Ann Mazzocca, and Phil Rodriguez, in collaboration with New Orleans-based artists
Tè glise, tè tremble. Sliding land, sinking land. This collaborative community-based performance project puts into conversation our Haitian and broader African diaspora performance knowledges with New Orleans ecologies, in our intention of excavating the cultural survivals integral to both. Developed in relation to archival research, community engagement workshops, ethnographic and site-specific inquiry, we explore the relationship between Haiti|Vodou and New Orleans cultural vitality as it relates to ecological precarity. We hope to contribute a contemporary Haitian perspective through our work, and the project’s long-term nature is process-oriented, shared in multiple iterations.
On June 1st at 2pm, we offer components of the work in an open format, including dance and music performance, video, and conversation.
Free and open to the public, donations encouraged at the door.
A donation grants you access to the New Orleans Jazz Museum exhibits on the second and first floors following the performance.