May
4
to May 5

The World Premiere of The g[R]ay Boi

Please join Okwae A. Miller & Artists for the World Premiere of The g[R]ay Boi on May 4th & 5th at The B-Complex. This spring, we will offer two evening-length performances followed by a brief reception to mingle with the artists and learn of efforts of local organizations who represent the greater cultural community of Atlanta. 

This is a public art performance. All performance dates and times are FREE & OPEN to the general public. There is no required ticket for entry, but please RSVP. 

For questions please email: okwae.miller@gmail.com

Location: The B-Complex
Address: 1272 Murphy Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
Performance Dates & Times: Friday and Saturday, May 4th & 5th at 8:30pm

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Nov
19
12:00 PM12:00

A Brunch Showing of The g[R]ay Boi

Please join Okwae A. Miller & Artists for mimosas, movement and conversation as we present some of our research and investigation of our upcoming premiere, The g[R]ay Boi. 

Location: 1514 Cleveland Avenue, Ste 270a, East Point, GA
Date & Time: Sunday, November 19 at 12:00pm

Please RSVP. Refreshments will be provided. 

ABOUT THE WORK:

The g[R]ay Boi (world premiere) is a collaborative interdisciplinary work combining the conventions of choreography, multimedia installation, and research to analyze the complexities of the fears of being male, black and gay. In a series of fervent group work and illicit solos, The work will investigate the darkness represented by a combination of confusion, shame, embarrassment and guilt through historical and contemporary victimizations of black men. Topics of investigation include: media portrayal, homophobia and racism, masculinity and identity, internal and cross-sectional relationships and the HIV/AIDS epidemic amongst black gay men. Much of the research has been based on a collection of personal essays collected by black gay men, Fighting Words; public observation of the local gay scene and black gay scene; and, collection of data, research studies and collaboration with local HIV/AIDS organizations.

ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Okwae A. Miller & Artists create research-based interdisciplinary work rooted in the personal identity, history and the universal human experience. Representing a diverse background in the visual-performing arts and sciences, Miller integrates collaboration, task completion and research to compose work that invites individuals on an introspective journey to gain an understanding of self through varied social contexts. Highly graphic and expressively pure, artistry is informative through textural movement, sound and multi-media technology.

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Oct
8
2:00 PM14:00

Coo-Ca ROO! A Festival in the Forest!

Okwae A. Miller & Artists soar to The High Museum of Art for a Festival in the Forest! Join us on October 8th for a 2pm and 3pm Family and Children Programming to be delighted by aninmated dance moves and a wacky tacky interactive reading of Ashley Bryan's Beautiful Blackbird.

And dont forget your dancing shoes, because we invite you to shake a tail-feather with us at our dance party following the performance.

Family Programming: On the second Sunday of each month The High Museum offers free admission for all visitors and special family-friendly programming from 1 to 4 p.m.

Location: The Hight Museum of Art, Robinson Atrium, Stent Family Wing

Date: Sunday, October 8, 2017

Time: 2:00pm & 3:00pm

 

 

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Apr
21
7:00 PM19:00

Transfer/Exchange

Join Atlanta-based emerging choreographers Okwae A. Miller and Kamali Hill as they present their collaborative and experimental duet, Transfer/exCHANGE. 

There will also be a special featured of a factured installment of work-in-progress, The g[R]ay Boi from Okwae A. Miller & Artists.

Location: 1514 Cleveland Avenue, Ste 270a, East Point, GA
Date & Time: Friday, April 21 at 7:00pm

Please RSVP. Refreshments will be provided. 

ABOUT THE WORK:
Transfer/exCHANGE is an experimental collaboration exploring the intersection of creative processes of two emerging choreographers, Okwae A. Miller and Kamali Hill. Examining variance, these two artists produce new movement in a duet to reveal how two aesthetics intersect into a single body of work. 
 

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