Monday, Dec 3 (6 - 8 pM) | Saturday Dec 8 (6:30 - 8:30 PM) | Saturday, Dec 22 (2- 3:30 PM)
The African American Artists Collective of Kansas City will be in residency at Charlotte Street Foundation’s Capsule performing arts space throughout the month of December to round out the year of 2018. Throughout the entire month, AAAC will host over 30 events that span across forms of art practices for artists and patrons in Kansas City. AAAC’s mission is to support African American artists in the Kansas City region locally, regionally and nationally. The month-long residency at Capsule (located at 1664 Broadway Blvd, KCMO) will include a multitude of various activities for artists to network, learn and collaborate together.
Dates: Monday, Dec 3 (6 – 8 pM) | Saturday Dec 8 (6:30 – 8:30 PM) | Saturday, Dec 22 (2- 3:30 PM)
On December 3 from 6 – 8 PM, join Tyrone Aiken, Chief Artistic Office at Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey for a discussion on race and diversity impact people of color creating art. Defining Artists of Color in Post Racial Colonial America will be hosted at Capsule in the Crossroads District of Kansas City. Come with an open mind, open heart and an opinion. Know that all opinions matter but not all are true to others. Attendance is FREE and all ages. Donations are also accepted.
A Dance Performance and Talk Back takes place on Saturday, December 8 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at Capsule and is hosted/choreographed by Tyrone Aiken. Dancers involved are Kennedy Banks, Trey Johnson, Abram McNeal, Elaina Page and Christopher Peacock. The performance has a $10 suggested donation, with donations being $5 for students and seniors with ID.
Last but not least, Tyrone Aiken will be hosting a movement workshop titled Developing Your Voice on December 22 from 2 – 3:30 PM. Ages allowed at 16 and up and the cost to participate is $10. Participants are encouraged to wear clothes they are comfortable moving in and will be asked the following questions:
– What us your creative process?
– What do you want to communicate?
– What is your vision and how do you get that started?
Tyrone Aiken is the Chief Artistic Officer for Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey he was born and raised in Amityville, New York. He began his dance training at the Cultural Arts Center and the Eglevsky School of Ballet on scholarship. Tyrone’s choreographic credits include works for Dance Institute of Washington, ͞Kwanzaa͟ performed at the Kennedy Center, ͞Summerland͟ commissioned by Dance Theater of Harlem’s Virginia Johnson, and works for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, The Dance Theater of Harlem Ensemble Company and Blue Mercury Dancing Company.