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Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Lela Aisha Jones is a movement performance artist that has come to understand dance as an archival practice, and her body “as an artistic archive—a creative storage space for movement and culture derived from the individual and collective lived experiences of blackness.” Some of her most influential experiences in the field of dance has come from working with nationally and internationally renowned artists, including Sulley Imoro (Ghana), Nia Love (U.S.), Anssumane Silla (Guinea Bissau), and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar of Urban Bush Women (U.S.) Jones a is a 2015 Leeway Transformation Awardee and a 2016 Pew Fellow in the Arts. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Free

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