Thursday, June 7, 2018 6pm – Midnight Chashama Gala 4 Times Square, New York, NY 10036 Performances include fantastical, outrageous and elegant hair art by Edisa Weeks/Delirious Hair Designs Information and tickets available here
June 11-30, 2018 DiP Residency at Gibney Developing THREE RITES: Happiness which investigates how does laughter, pleasure and contentment reside in the body. During the performance the audience is invited to have their portrait painted, get a Delirious Hair Design, learn a line dance, share a meal, and come together for a collective celebration of catharsis, uplift and joy. Music is by the Occidental Brothers Dance Band International.
June 22 & 23, 2018 7:30pm - 9pm Afro Pas De Deux Festival Featuring RestorationART Choreoquest choreographers Germaul Barnes, Angel Chinn, Davalois Fearon, Rosamond S. King, Sekou McMiller, Johnnie Mercer, Nathan Trice and Edisa Weeks Restoration ART – Billie Holliday Theater 1368 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11216 Tickets: $17.89, available here
Thursday June 28, 2018 6pm – 7:30pm THREE RITES: Happiness - work-in-progress showing Gibney - 5th Fl. Studio 3 890 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
Saturday June 30, 2018 12pm – 4pm Making Roots Gibney - 5th Fl. Studio 3 890 Broadway, New York, NY 10003 RSVP
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 8:30am - 10am Keynote Address Play, Process and Performance Delving into personal stories to create devised work 5:30pm THREE RITES: Liberty Bill Evans Somatic Dance Conference Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY www.billevansdance.org
Saturday, July 21, 2018 12pm-4pm Making Roots Body Politic / Jill Sigman Gibney 280 Broadway, Enter at 53A Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007 For information click here
August 10 & 11, 2018 Cornerstone Theater presents The Cardinal a new play by Cusi Cram directed by Juliette Carrillo original music by Emily Gardner Xu Hall movement by Edisa Weeks * Friday August 10 at 8pm + Saturday August 11 at 2pm & 8pm Goldstein Theater | 65-30 Kissena Blvd. | Flushing, NY 11367 Tickets are pay what you can afford (suggested donation $10) Available online at: https://cornerstone.secure.force.com/ticket or call 1-800-578-1335
September 1, 2018 Meeting Point: Benefit Dinner for Mount Tremper Arts 647 South Plank Rd, Mount Tremper, NY 12457 Inspiration arrives at Meeting Point, a unique feast featuring a multi-course dinner with pairings and offerings by artists-in-residence Laurie Berg, Paul Pinto and Edisa Weeks, who’ll create signature hair designs for guests. Mount Tremper Arts Chef Ethan Knechel (formerly of Reynard, Spotted Pig) and a special guest chef will prepare an exquisite dinner with produce harvested from the garden in collaboration with MTA gardener Anastacia Bolina, and from local farms.
The funds raised at Meeting Point supports year-round artist residencies. For more information and tickets click here.
September 8, 2018 10pm-2:30am WIG OUT Change your hair, change your life HOUSE OF YES - 2 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237 Wigs, headpieces, fabulous creativity! Just Throw something weird and wonderful on that gorgeous head of yours. Don't have a look - no worries - Delirious Hair Designs/Edisa Weeks is designing fabulous, unbe-weave-able looks for the evening. Get your hair on! For information click here.
October 15-21, 2018 Mount Tremper Arts Residency Developing THREE RITES: Happiness
October 16, 2018 8pm The Grey Land Composer Joseph C. Phillips’s mono-opera The Grey Land explores themes of humanity and identity in relation to race, class, and power through the lens of a Black mother’s experiences navigating American society with her son. The piece features 28-piece orchestral ensemble Numinous, as well as soprano Rebecca Hargrove, choreography by Edisa Weeks, dancer Jay Bouey, and film and video work by Malik Isasis & Xuan Zhang. Roulette 509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217 Tickets available here.
Saturday October 20, 2018 THREE RITES: Happinessat Mount Tremper Arts 647 South Plank Rd, Mount Tremper, NY 12457 Tickets: $15, available here 6:30pm – 9pm | Happiness Fête Pamper your senses and spirits. Experience a Delirious Hair Design, get a massage, learn a line dance, participate in a raffle, have your portrait drawn and more. Food and drinks provided 8pm | Performance with live music by the Occidental Brothers Dance Band International 9pm | Bonfire Bring an instrument or song to sing/share (weather permitting)
Saturday November 10, 2018 11am-6pm Roots Party Weeksville Heritage Center 158 Buffalo Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11213 for information click here
December 6-8, 2018 Skeleton Architecture at Danspace Project Thurs Dec. 6 | Workshop 6pm-9pm - Black Identified Bodies Fri. Dec. 7 | Workshop 6pm-9pm - Open to All Sat. Dec. 8 | 7pm Performance - Open to All On this special evening, Skeleton Architecture will share a performance that emphasizes the collaborative process and highlights the power of Black womyn within community. This sharing imagines and activates a site of InterSections – a crossroads, a place of high-stakes, risks and magic — through improvisation, dance, song, text, and spirit. St. Mark’s Church, 131 East 10th St., New York, NY 10003 Tickets $10/$5 members - available here
January 7, 2019 1pm-2pm APAP Showing - PGM Guest Artist Showcase City Center Studio 4 131 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019 Three Rites: Liberty & Happiness (excerpts) shared showing with Nathan Trice/Rituals