The "I Moving Lab" will arrive for the first time in Hilo this month, the latest iteration in a series of international lab-based convenings with intercultural arts practitioners and creative collaborators Jack Gray (Aotearoa), Dåkot-ta Alcantara-Camacho (Guåhan), Sammay Dizon (Phillippines) and Marýa Wethers (USA).
Forging a unique trajectory of migratory installations and interdisciplinary performance, I Moving Lab is a travelling ensemble touring a range of interactive events (public workshops, concerts, lectures, activations) converging community and global interests together. Utilizing indigenous frameworks, they move across ceremony and ritual methodologies, heighten personal responses to shared/lived experiences, and create spaces to contemplate, to hui, and articulate a collective resonance.
The I Moving Lab Dance Show will take place Monday, November 14 from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Old Gym at the University of Hawai'i at Hilo campus. A reception hosted by the Hawai'i CC Mabuhay Club and Ating Bahay will follow. Tickets are $10 general admission and $8 for EHCC and BIDC.
A free I Moving Lab Artists' Talk will take place Tuesday, November 15 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the UH Hilo, UCB 100.
Indigenous Dance Forum was an initiative of Jack Gray, Spring 2016 Artist in Residence at Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University. I MOVING LAB is the second iteration, empowering cultural practitioners to explore and research new methodologies of creating, thinking and performing ideologies that bridge past to present. The exceptionally talented dance artists come from a range of cultural, urban, traditional, diasporic histories, contexts and lineages of movement, ritual, song and chant, mixed media and interdisciplinary processes. They have worked collectively in many forms and guises in Cultural Informance Lab (UC Berkeley), Lenapehoking Transformance Lab (NYU), Matao New Performance Project (Guåhan).
These events are sponsored by Hawai'i Community College and UH Hilo Dance Programs, Big Island Dance Council, and Hawai'i Youth Business Center.