Live Arts in Resistance:
Showcase #7

EastSide Cultural Center / November 16-17, 2018

Alchemical Movement
a movement of/for Change

Note from co-curator Dana Fitchett:

...Collectively, this roster spans the disciplines of movement; theater; spoken word; sound design/music; and video and film work; cuts across themes of justice, identity, trauma, power, and more; and represents overlapping facets of our local Black, queer, arts, and organizing communities...Creating and preserving space for communities most impacted by oppression and colonization is always a crucial task; and while no post-colonial times have been free of strife and struggle in some or many corners of the globe, our current apocalyptic political/environmental/social realities—here in the states and beyond—are deeply interconnected and underscore the urgency of such efforts. In the words of Carlos Saavedra, “The cornerstone of decolonization is listening. And listening mindfully. And listening not romantically.” I invite you now to listen carefully to the vital and precious voices of these artists, radically imagining and reimagining the present and our collective future, right before our eyes.


Gabriel Christian, photo by Robbie Sweeney (click to enlarge)


Choreography, videography, and performance: Gabriel Christian

Contributors: Wesley Chavis, Randy Reyes, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

Gabriel Christian

Dazaun Soleyn, photo by Robbie Sweeney (click to enlarge)

twenty1 / DAZAUN SOLEYN        

Choreographer: Dazaun Soleyn (

Performers: Claire Fischer, Suzette Sagisi, Dazaun Soleyn

Music: Michael Wall

Dazaun Soleyn

Bobbi Kindred, photo by Robbie Sweeney (click to enlarge)

Dear Mama, No More Auction Block for Me, What Water Gave / BOBBI KINDRED

Writing and performance: Bobbi Kindred with guest vocalist

Bobbi Kindred

bronte velez, photo by Robbie Sweeney (click to enlarge)

every n***a is a star / BRONTE VELEZ

Choreography and performance: bronte velez

Collaborator: Maria Jose Montijo (MaJo)

Videographer(s): Bean Crane and Jazmin Calderon

bronte velez

The Live Arts in Resistance series is supported by: The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; William & Flora Hewlett Foundation; The California Arts Council and the generous donations of individual supporters of EastSide Arts Alliance.

Showcase #7 Artists:
Gabriel Christian
Bobbi Kindred
Dazaun Soleyn
Bronte Velez 

LAIR Artistic Director, Co-Producer: José Navarrete

Co-Curator: Dana Fitchett

Co-producer: Susanne Takehara

Lighting and Stage Design: Jose Maria Francos