Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Hear How They Strut: Contemplating Self-Determination

Even in the 1830s, Philadelphia's African Americans exercised their right to Kujichagulia or self-determination. The expression showed in their dress and perhaps their stride and swagger.

This short film responds to an illustration from the "Life in Philadelphia" series by Edward Williams Clay. It was created for "If She Stood,"a production by Ain Gordon and Nadine Patterson,commissioned by the Painted Bride Art Center in Philadelphia, Pa.


Hear How They Strut: Contemplating Self-Determination from Afi Scruggs on Vimeo.

This blog explores issues raised by If She Stood, a play by Ain Gordon and Nadine Patterson for the Place Philadelphia project. Please subscribe to receive posts in your email.

If She Stood will run for six performances - Friday, April 26, 2013 at 8pm, Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 8pm, and Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 3pm, followed by Friday, May 3, 2013 at 8pm, Saturday, May, 2013 at 8pm and Sunday May 5, 2013 at 3pm. Tickets are on sale for the first weekend - BUY HERE.