Sunday, April 22nd: Brooklyn Women in Traditional Performance: Keeping Boundaries/Breaking Barriers

Brooklyn Women in Traditional Performance: Keeping Boundaries/Breaking Barriers
Brooklyn Historical Society (128 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn)
2pm
Free

Join BHS and Brooklyn Arts Council for the Opening Symposium of Half the Sky: Brooklyn Women in Traditional Performance, a six week festival running through June 9, 2012, which includes performances, workshops, and panels exploring gender and traditional performance. This symposium, Brooklyn Women in Traditional Performance: Keeping Boundaries/Breaking Barriers will present a lecture and demonstrations with diverse artists performing and discussing various aspects of women- centered arts practices, including dance, material culture, and song. This event is part of BHS’s spring series, Inventing Brooklyn, which examines key people who have influenced Brooklyn and highlights cultural trends rooted in Brooklyn’s rich and diverse history.