Rashaad Newsome: Shade Compositions | Carnegie Music Hall | Special | Pittsburgh City Paper


Rashaad Newsome: Shade Compositions

When: Wed., Dec. 12, 8-10 p.m. 2018

For over a decade, artist Rashaad Newsome has been working on his piece Shade Compositions, a performance art project highlighting verbal and physical ticks that stem from Black culture. When Newsome did the piece in San Francisco in 2012, it featured a chorus of performers making smacking “tsk” sounds, rolling their eyes, and making hand gestures. There were hardly any words, but it was obvious the performers were evoking a specific attitude. For Shade Compositions, presented by the Andy Warhol Museum and performed at Carnegie Music Hall, Newsome cast and choreographed local Black female and femme Black performers to orchestrate a statement on Black language.

Price: Free; Registration is suggested

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