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BY JADE CHARON COMPANY – Restore Arts Festival
September 14, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm$20 - $25
By Jade Charon Company presents an evening performance celebrating womanhood, activism, heritage, and legacy by women of color artists in Los Angeles. The performance is a two-part night of dance and dialogue followed by a talkback.
The first half of the show is the Restore Arts Festival, a traveling festival giving women of color an opportunity to showcase their artistic projects in a safe space. Specifically, the show invites choreographers and dance filmmakers to submit original works rooted in activism, ministry, and social justice. By Jade Charon then helps these artists develop their projects by filming and photographing their performances for them and by bringing in a panel of professional choreographers to provide feedback and mentorship. The second half of the show features the work Recharge from choreographer Jade Charon. Through a mixture of film and live performance, Recharge follows the trauma of five young Black women processing the deaths of Eric Garner, Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin, and Sandra Bland.
Jade Charon is a choreographer, filmmaker, dancer, teaching artist, designer, and community activist hailing from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She graduated from UCLA with her MFA in Choreography and received her BA in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration of Dance and Theater, from Columbia College Chicago. Awarded the Chuck Davis Emerging Choreographer Fellowship by BAM, Jade has spent time training in dance and researching in Burkina Faso and Senegal. Jade’s passion for youth and community landed her the pioneer role of, Youth Choreography Dance Artist Mentor, for the Boys & Girls Clubs, as part of a national research study held by The Wallace Foundation. Through her role, she had the responsibility of creating a high-quality dance program for the youth of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee. In 2017, inspired by her professional community work, Jade birthed her own non-profit company By Jade Charon where she creates arts curriculums, community initiatives, and arts festivals for youth and women of color. The previous year, Jade founded 30:11 by Jade Charon LLC, a leotard and activewear line, designed to support all body types with the hopes of eliminating body shaming. Jade Charon’s interdisciplinary approach to film and live performance investigates the many ways in which art can be used as ministry to uplift and heal all people.