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PERFORMANCY FORUM takes place at: Panoply Performance Laboratory: 104 Meserole Street, Brooklyn, NY

UPCOMING EVENTS:

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 7:30pm
Crop Killa /// Raha Behnam /// Nana Ama Bentsi-Enchill

Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow “Crop Killa.” Photo by Miao Jiaxin

In-forming and in-formed by knowledges, practices and wisdoms from politics, law, anthropology, and their own global cultural positions, backgrounds, and experiences, three artists situate live works for and with a present public. Through radical joy, interpersonal meaning-making, and social exhuberance, these artists materialize a space-time to savor, share, and revel in existence.

“CROP KILLA” by JODIE LYN-KEE-CHOW)
“PROMOTION” by NANA AMA BENTSI-ENCHILL)
RAHA BEHNAM

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ABOUT JODIE’S WORK ‘CROP KILLA’
On Nov 6, 1983 Adrian Piper’s performance “Funk lessons” debuted as a response to xenophobia. 34 years later our generation continues to encounter racial and cultural tensions. The artist, Lyn-Kee-Chow responds to our times with a new iteration of her Crop Killa performance, “Crop Killa’s Soca Social”. Both a dance instruction and social event the artist embodies her character, a Jamaican dance hall queen from her “Crop Killa” performance to engage others to let loose, learn a few dance moves, and enjoy life.

ABOUT AMA’S WORK ‘PROMOTION’
“My performance work explores cultural value systems: Why do we love what we love? How do we come to identify the acceptable and the taboo. My ongoing performance and installation series, “Promotion” is an investigation of oppositional (Euro colonial and Indigenous West African) value systems that come into silent conflict and the stains of dissonance left for the colonized to grapple with, (or not). The work plays with sensuality, the communal and etiquette at the “dinner table”. You are invited.”

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RAHA BEHNAM

Raha is an Iranian-born, Canadian-raised, US-based dance and performance artist. She has studied and performed in the San Francisco Bay Area with Abby Crain, Kathleen Hermesdorf and Sara Shelton Mann, and in the DC area with Pearson/Widrig Dance Company, and Deviated Theatre. Her work has been presented at the Performance Studies international conference in Hamburg, San Francisco’s FRESH Festival, SALTA (Oakland), Figure One Gallery (Champaign, IL), The Knockdown Center (NY), Grace Exhibition Space (NY), and the Wild Project (NY). She holds a Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and Bachelor’s degrees in Dance and Anthropology from the University of Maryland. Her interests lie at the intersections of dance, embodiment, community development and urban politics. http://rahabehnam.com/

NANA AMA BENTSI-ENCHILL

Nana Ama Bentsi-Enchill is an artist, educator and arts advocate who holds over 15 years of experience in the non-profit, arts and youth development. With a dual B.A. International Affairs and Government/Law from Lafayette College, Ama has managed to bridge her love for youth empowerment, contemporary African art and global affairs professionally and in her art practice. Professionally, she has served youth as an arts educator and coordinator of youth programs here and abroad. Creatively, Ama uses mixed media, performance, and textile to express a point of view informed by her Ghanaian heritage. Ama has recently performed at the Chale Wote Festival in Ghana (with Ayana Evans, Tsedaye Makonnen, and Megan Livingston) and as part of performance art shows at Rockaway Brewing Company and Le Petit Versaille in NYC.

JODIE LYN-KEE-CHOW

Born and raised in Jamaica, West Indies, Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow received a BFA at the New World School of the Arts, Miami in 1996. In 2005 she attained an MFA from Hunter College, New York City. She has exhibited her work at venues including Exit Art (NYC), Rush Arts Gallery (NYC), SUNY Old Westbury College (NY), Grace Exhibition Space, Queens International 4 at the Queens Museum of Art (NY), “Open International Performance Art Festival” at Open Contemporary Art Center in Beijing, China, and a featured artist in Jamaica Biennial 2017, She has received grants and fellowships from Franklin Furnace, Rema Hort Mann Foundation, and NYFA. Lyn-Kee-Chow often explores performance and installation art, which draws from the nostalgia of her homeland, the commodified imagery of Caribbean primitivism, folklore, fantasy, consumerism, spirituality and nature’s ephemerality. She lives and works in Queens, N.Y. and is a faculty member of the MFA program at the School of Visual Arts. www.jodielynkeechow.com

 

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previous to our current location, PERFORMANCY FORUMs had been held at Vaudeville Park (2011-2013) and Surreal Estate (2009-2012) and have also been held in Berlin at Liebig12 and Meinblau, at Columbia University, MANA Contemporary in Chicago, CAID/Spread Art in Detroit, and elsewhere.