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Apollo Live Wire

From the Archives

The Apollo’s Live Wire series was created to spark deeper insight and consideration of the contribution of Black arts and culture to the broader American canon.  These electrifying events feature discussion with unpredictable and impromptu performative elements that shed new light on the timely topics of today.


For this Live Wire event on the digital stage, cultural anthropologist, curator, and dancer Derrick Leon Washington guides audiences through a behind-the-scenes look at how static materials usually associated with archives can be re-interpreted and re-activated in thought-provoking new ways.  This informative archival deep dive allows viewers to reimagine ways to think about culture, performance, and the stage as embodied archives.