DS4SI is proud to announce our selected Destination Upham's Artists! Together they represent a diversity of approaches and perspectives and a collective rich in talent and vision. As we continue to work with our programming and space partners around Upham's Corner, we will update you on the exact times and locations. In the meantime, take a look at all these reasons to come to Upham's:
RESIST(D)ANCE: UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Radical Black Girl
Part open forum discussion, part rising talent showcase and part dance party--Resist(d)ance is a family-friendly celebration and call to action.
Hip hop, BreakDancing, Graffiti Art Shows +
This interactive 4 part hip hop event includes a Graffiti Art Show, a DJ Showcase & Dance Party, a Break Dance Lesson & Performance and a Local Hip Hop Music ShowCase/ Rap Cypher.
Arielle Gray and Cierra Peters
A series of pop up bookshops and storytelling events that focus on the works of writers of color--particularly Afro-diasporic femmes.
Melissa Nussbaum Freeman and Red Sage Stories
A multi-sensory creative storytelling tool that uses images, smells and sounds to inspire and enable multicultural, multilingual storytelling with Playback Theatre dramatization for Upham’s seniors.
Fredrick J. Woodard and friends
Four live jazz events for the whole family to enjoy. Featuring The Fred Woodard Collective, The John Kordalewski Trio, The Kurtis Rivers Quartet, and Lance Martin Trio
Cross Cultural Collective : Allentza Michel, Ashleigh Gordon, Daniel Callahan, L’Merchie Franzier, Melissa Alexis, Tiffany Cogell
The Community Square will function as both a collectively-built 3D square and a space for community members to come together for conversation & performance.
Afro-Futurist Interviews and Afro-Mixer
An intercultural afrofuturist audio-theater piece featuring the voices and languages of Upham’s diverse Black community of the future--complete with an Afro-Mixer listening party!
The Gentrification Game
A life size board game where players try to keep up with the cost of living in Upham’s! Tip: Don’t hate the player, hate the game.
Destination Upham's is funded in collaboration with the Fairmount Cultural Corridor, the Barr Foundation and the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA).
Stay tuned for Dates and Locations!