Information for Presenters

For booking information, contact:

Sheffield Global Arts Management
New York, NY
www.sheffieldglobalarts.com

Francine Sheffield, Booking Agent
sheffieldfrancine@gmail.com




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Touring Repertory & Promo Reel

OCTAVIA

Octavia Butler was the most prominent of few African American Science Fiction writers. In 1995, after living in poverty for many years, she earned a "genius grant" from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, awarding her $295,000 and new expanded notoriety for writing adventures such as Kindred, where a 20th century black woman travels back in time to slavery, and Adulthood Rites, where humans and extra terrestrials live together experiencing mystical other-worldly situations. Finding similarities in character personalities, powers, adventures, and moods, STAYCEE PEARL dance project creates a world colored by Butler's storytelling sensibilities and an interpretation of Butler's own life. ...MORE

OCTAVIA is made possible by the generous support of the Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation and the Heinz Endowments, the Heinz Small Arts Initiative, and the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater.

Touring Cast – 4 Dancers
40 minutes
Tours with ...on being...


...on being...

Inspired by the recent socio-political climate surrounding race and colorism, ...on being... is a dance-centered multimedia work examining Blackness in relation to Post-Blackness. Using Touré's Who's Afraid of Post Blackness? and How to be Black by Baratunde Thurston as catalysts, ...on being... challenges audiences to consider a sensitive topic prominent in current events. Developed with consideration to many individual perspectives, ...on being... expands the perceived boundaries of the African Diaspora, broadens the conversation about race and blackness, and connects viewers to a lively national discussion. ...MORE

...on being... is made possible by the generous support of the Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation and the Heinz Endowments, the Heinz Small Arts Initiative, and the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater.

Touring Cast - 4 Dancers
20 minutes
Tours with OCTAVIA


FLOWERZ

FLOWERZ is a vibrantly driven dance and live deejay performance inspired by the movement and music in House Culture. Artistic Directors share a common history within the scene: Staycee as a regular on the dance floor in clubs and loft parties, and Herman as a producer with nationally acclaimed dance track makers including Three Generations Walking. Recently premiered in the gymnasium of the landmark old YMCA building in Pittsburgh, PA and now currently the Ace Hotel, FLOWERZ is a flexible work, suitable for a variety of open spaces and stages. ...MORE

Touring Cast - 5-7 Dancers
55 Minutes
Tours with ...on being...