The impacts of grief, however miniscule or massive, are the focus of “Submerge 2017: Break Time”, a festival curated primarily by Ali Rosa-Salas. Interested in the ways in which “we” are “permitted” to grieve in public space and, as the curatorial statement offers, a concern on the “expectation to bounce back,” Rosa-Salas has assembled an enriching near week of events, ranging from breath work to brunch to bike rides, in recognition of the ways the personal is political; the ways we are alone with others; and the ways in which everything, art or otherwise, is necessarily interdependent.
The moment it becomes legible, it becomes something else.
Is this enough
Is this fucked
Is this now
Is this boring
There is a buzzing that won’t stop; if it stops, I am afraid of how you will go on.
Your tea drinking
What flavor and why
Like live performance. Like everything.
Come as you are. come with your confusion, your sadness, your contradiction.
Here, humor and failure coexist comfortably; there is room for both at all times.
I am a curator; I am a caretaker. I am not telling them what to do or think.
Tara talks to Ben Gansky and Peter Mills Weiss of GRANDMA about “make people (Part 1)” at ANT Fest at Ars Nova.
Brooklyn Studios for Dance launches on Monday, April 27th. More information, including a full schedule of events, can be found at bksd.org.
Gillian Walsh’s “Scenario: Script to Perform” runs April 9-11 at the Kitchen.