The Porch: A Studio Dialogue with Nia Love and Fred Moten, Thurs | March 25 | 6:00 to 7:45 p.m. | Virtual


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Poet and Critic Fred Moten


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Dancer and Choreographer Nia Love


Love and Moten to engage in theoretical call and response as part of Nia Love: Centering Critical Blackness residency

The Bryn Mawr College Dance Program presents dancer and choreographer Nia Love and poet and critic Fred Moten in an embodied, textual, and theoretical dialogue at the intersections of their expansive work in abolition, fugitivity, and black radical traditions, hosted and curated by Assistant Professor in Dance Lela Aisha Jones.

Described as a “glitch in the matrix” by Love, and in true “shoot the ish” form, these celebrated artists/scholars/critics/theorists will move through interdisciplinary call and response in dialogue and movement. Host and curator Jones notes, “This event aims to transport us to a time when folks still sit on multimodal porches to bask in the awe of collective brilliance that emerges from dismantling formalities and engaging in blackness uncaptured.”

The Porch is part of the Nia Love: Centering Critical Blackness residency in the Bryn Mawr College Dance Program which received major support from the 360° Program and is in collaboration with the Performing Arts Series and the Mary Flexner Lectureship, which presented Moten in a lecture on Wednesday, October 28 and will present rescheduled lectures on Wednesdays, March 16 and 23.

Event Details:
The Porch: A Studio Dialogue with Nia Love and Fred Moten
NEW DATE – Thurs., Mar. 25, 2021, 6:00-7:45 p.m.
(Rescheduled from Thurs., Nov. 12, 2020, 6:30-8:30 p.m.)
Virtual via Zoom

Free and open to the public. Reservations are required at For more information, email or call 610-526-5300.

Learn more about Nia Love and Fred Moten and register for the Flexner Lectures.

Assistant Professor of Dance Lela Aisha Jones will host and moderate.

Learn more about Lela Aisha Jones.

About the Dance Program:
The Dance Program offers a rich array of dance experiences for the many and diverse students who choose Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges. It welcomes the newcomer as well as supports the continuing progress of trained dancers. Learn more about the program.

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