Curated by Ali Rosa-Salas
Presented by BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange and The Helix Queer Performance Network
Hosted by MINKA brooklyn
''We are concerned with the expectation to bounce back, the practice of checking in, the call to take care. How do you sound when you break? What does it feel like to pay grief its rightful dues?
We want to know how you are doing.''
With Akeema-Zane, bklyn boihood, Elliott Jerome Brown Jr., Erick Hernandez, Katrina Reid, Kenny Rivero, Taja Cheek, Jon Henry, Jonathan Gonzalez, Liberation Cuisine, LifeCycle Biking, Melanie Charles, MINKA brooklyn, Natalie Sablon, Rena Anakwe, Shala Heather Miller, and YATTA
Submerge — BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange’s annual festival of queer and trans artists of color — returns for its fourth season with 'Submerge 2017: Break Time,' curated by Ali Rosa-Salas. With this year’s festival focusing on issues of grief and care, BAX is producing 'Break Time' entirely off-site at holistic healing space MINKA brooklyn; the program features, not just performances, but therapeutic breathwork, creative therapy, a visual art exhibition, a meditative bike ride and a community meal. Responding to traumas both intimate and global, curator Ali Rosa-Salas has crafted a program that resists “the pathologization of sadness” and provides space for queer and trans people of color — and their communities — to inhabit a full spectrum of emotions in a world of stress, violence and heartbreak.
FULL FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
'Multiple Sides of the Bed'
November 2-5, 6:00-9:00pm
A visual art exhibition that asks: when do you insist on being seen while broken? Curated by Elliott Jerome Brown Jr.
'Obeah (A Black Ritual)'
November 3-4, 8:00pm
$5-$15 sliding scale
An alchemical choreography that contemplates grief in the sensorium of a social gathering, directed by Jonathan Gonzalez.
'Leave It On The Road'
November 4, 10:00am
$5-$15 sliding scale
LifeCycle Biking and bklyn boihood host a bike ride focused on emotional health and intention setting.
'Full Moon Intentions'
November 4, 12:00-5:00pm
Sliding scale rates per session vary
Spend the afternoon at MINKA brooklyn partaking in an array of restorative modalities.
'Healing the Grieving Soul'
November 5, 11:00am-2:00pm
$30, includes family-style brunch catered by Liberation Cuisine
This workshop will uncover and identify self care and group care strategies for the grieving soul with food and herbal remedies.
Sunday, November 5, 7:00pm
$5-15 sliding scale
Akeema-Zane, Melanie Charles, and YATTA explore the eulogistic potential of sound and song with round robin duets. Curated by Taja Cheek.
Notes about Venue, Directions and Access:
MINKA brooklyn is located on 1120 Washington Avenue, Third Floor, 2 blocks away from the Prospect Park Subway Station, which has elevator access at the Lincoln Road entrance.
MINKA brooklyn is located in an accessible building with elevator access. The bathroom is all-gender. If you have specific access questions or needs please email Minkabrooklyn@gmail.com.
MINKA brooklyn is a shoes-free facility.
For the full 'Submerge 2017: Break Time' festival schedule, please visit: https://goo.gl/KAP7pe