From the Archives

LiveWire

The Apollo’s Live Wire series was created to spark deeper insight and consideration of Black arts and culture in the contributions 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.

Leadership support for the Apollo Education Programs is provided by BNY Mellon, Fund II, the Hearst Foundations, the Jerome L. Greene Arts Access Fund in the New York Community Trust, The Pinkerton Foundation, and public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with New York Council Members Ben Kallos and Bill Perkins.

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