June 17, 2019

ADT & Shawngram hosted reading & performance by Gabrielle Civil

Ananya Dance Theatre and the Shawngram Institute for Performance & Social Justice were pleased to host a reading and performance by Gabrielle Civil to activate her new performance memoir, Experiments in Joy, celebrating black feminist collaborations and solos in essays, letters, performance texts, scores, images, and more.

Civil celebrated her new performance memoir with Twin Cities writers and artists: Ellen Marie Hinchcliffe, Moe Lionel, Josina Manu Maltzman, and Miré Regulus.

The book features Civil’s solo encounters with artists and writers, ancestors, and audiences.

Gabrielle Civil is a black feminist performance artist, originally from Detroit, MI. She has premiered over 40 original solo and collaborative performance works around the world. Her performance memoir, Swallow the Fish, was published by Civil Coping Mechanisms Press in 2017, and her second book, Experiments in Joy, was released February 15, 2019. https://www.gabriellecivilartist.com