Join us on the Royce Hall Terrace before Love Heals All Wounds for a conversation with d. Sabela grimes and Nina Flagg about dance, activism and social movement(s). Sabela is a United States Artists Rockefeller Fellow, a trans-media storyteller, and faculty member at USC’s Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, where he cultivates Funkamental MediKinetics, a movement system he created that focuses on the methodical dance training and community building elements evident in Hip Hop, Black vernacular and Street dance forms. Nina Flagg is a California native who attended Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. After obtaining her B.A. in Sociology from UCLA, she went on to tour as a principal dancer with the Philadelphia-based Hip Hop dance company Rennie Harris Puremovement. Nina is on the faculty of Cal Arts School of Dance where she teaches both Contemporary and Hip Hop dance technique.
Immediately following their conversation, UCLA students involved in the Custody to Community Transitional Reentry Program (CCTRP), will read selections of poetry and spoken word created by the program's participants.
Lobby and concessions open at 6:30, conversation and poetry begin at 7:00pm. You do not need a ticket for the pre-show activities, and UCLA student/faculty/staff tickets to the 8pm show will be available at the door.
Co-presented with Student Committee for the Arts at UCLA (SCA)