Author Archives: Meida Teresa McNeal

Taylor & Francis Online :: Navigating the Cultural Marketplace: Negotiating the Folk in Trinidadian Performance – Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies –

New essay from Meida McNeal : Taylor & Francis Online :: Navigating the Cultural Marketplace: Negotiating the Folk in Trinidadian Performance – Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies –.

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The Sweet Goddess Project @ Northwestern University: Feb 3 & 4!

The Dance Program presents
A production of of Honey Pot Performance
The Sweet Goddess Project
Chicago house music/dance as culture, lifestyle & consciousness in the lives of women
The Sweet Goddess Project is a multimedia dance theater work exploring women’s experiences in Chicago house music and dance culture. The work is part of an ongoing journey to identify core characteristics of house culture illustrating its power as a way of knowing the world through music and movement.
Ballroom Theater
Marjorie Ward Marshall Dance Center
Northwestern University
10 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, 60208
Friday February 3 @ 8pm
Saturday February 4 @ 8pm
Tickets
$15 general
$12 student/senior
Purchase tickets online here!
This work is supported through grants from the Chicago Dancemakers Forum, the Puffin Foundation, the Community Arts Assistance Program, the Driehaus Foundation and the generosity of individuals supporting Honey Pot Performance’s artistic endeavors.

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The Ladies Ring Shout @ Northwestern University: FREE PERFORMANCE!


Ladies Ring Shout
A production of Honey Pot Performance
Co-devised by Felicia Holman, Abra Johnson & Meida McNeal
Presented by the Department of Performance Studies at
Northwestern University

8pm
FREE and open to the public
Followed by Q&A

Annie May Swift Hall
Alvina Krause Studio Theater
(Enter in the back of the building, facing library)
1920 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
For more information: (847) 491-7315

Using a combination of spoken word, movement, and an original soundtrack, The Ladies Ring Shout journeys through contemporary women of color’s experiences. The multimedia work meditates on four frames integrated into our lived realities – the statistics and sociological condition of women of color, our mundane everyday acts, the codes and rules we are disciplined into, and the myths we conjure to imagine our future possibilities.

http://honeypotperformance.com/

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eta Creative Arts Foundation Present The Ladies Ring Shout Dec 18-20 2011

ATTENTION: Due to circumstances beyond our control we regret to inform our supporters that eta Creative Arts has made the decision to cancel tonight’s Ladies Ring Shout performance. Please know that we are extremely disappointed by this occurrence. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause those who were coming out to share the work with us this evening. Many thanks to those who were attendance and those who planned to come out tonight. Know that we appreciate your continued support! Catch us next at Northwestern University on January 6, 2012 and on March 9 and 23, 2012 at Malcolm X College. Please check back with us for updates about future performances and other projects in 2012. New projects, new works, but the same commitment to art that reorients the everyday frame.

— Abra, Felicia & Meida

Inquiries should be sent to eta Creative Arts at: 773-752-3955

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eta Creative Arts Foundation Presents

The Ladies Ring Shout

Dec 18-20 2011

Performances 7PM

Wry, savvy, woeful, riotous, saucy, clever, enchanting all at once, Ladies Ring Shout speaks directly to the deadly gaze of the oppressors and with precise and uncompromising execution dismantles that fetishizing and dares the audience to literally ‘ride or die.’ – Audience Member, Stacey G.

 A production of Honey Pot Performance

Co-devised by Felicia Holman, Abra Johnson & Meida McNeal

Directed by Sonita Surratt

Costumes by Lindsay Obermeyer

Set & Environmental Design by Jeanne Medina

In The Ladies Ring Shout – a performance using a combination of spoken word, movement and an original soundtrack – Felicia Holman, Abra Johnson and Meida McNeal explore portrayals of women of color in popular culture and contemporary society offering their own poignant and personal stories of resistance in this three-woman show.

“There’s potency within this range,” says TimeOut Magazine. “It’s as if the trio’s work is fundamentally a tug-of-war between emotional and intellectual investigation.”

General Admission:

$15 (online price includes $1.52 service fee)

To purchase tickets online click here

To purchase tickets via Box Office call or stop by

eta Creative Arts Foundation

7558 S. South Chicago

10am-6pm M-F

Phone: (773) 752-3955

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by | December 11, 2011 · 8:04 PM

Sneak peeks of Sweet Goddess!

Sweet Goddess opens this Thursday November 10. Here are several sneak peeks. Enjoy!

Four Shows!
Thursday November 10 @7:30pm
Friday November 11 @ 7:30pm
Sunday November 13, 3pm & 7:30pm

BUY TICKETS

$12 online
$15 at the door

Meida McNeal, Artistic Director
In collaboration with Abra Johnson, Boogie McClarin and Ni’Ja Whitson

Design Collaborators:
Jeanne Medina, Set & Costume
Garvin Jellison, Lighting
Jo de Presser, DJ
David Weathersby, Video

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The Sweet Goddess Project Nov 11-13 at Experimental Station!

The Sweet Goddess Project:
Chicago house music/dance as culture, lifestyle & consciousness in the lives of women

A production of of Honey Pot Performance

Thursday November 10 @7:30pm
Friday November 11 @ 7:30pm
Sunday November 13, 3pm & 7:30pm

$12 online
$15 at the door

BUY TICKETS

Find us on Facebook!

Parking is available on 61st Street, Dorchester Avenue, and in the University of Chicago Press parking lot. Please enter the Experimental Station on Blackstone. The event is wheelchair accessible.

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The Sweet Goddess Project is a multimedia dance theater work exploring women’s experiences in Chicago house music and dance culture. While women have long been essential to the sounds and scenes of house as vocalists, dancers and DJs, this urban performance tradition is often narrated as a male-dominated practice and cultural space.

Sweet Goddess examines ideas of femininity, community, sensuality, pleasure and empowerment to imagine the woman-centered energies of house culture. The work is part of an ongoing journey to identify core characteristics of house culture illustrating its power as a way of knowing the world through music and movement.

Meida McNeal, Artistic Director
In collaboration with Abra Johnson, Boogie McClarin and Ni’Ja Whitson

Design Collaborators:
Jeanne Medina, Set & Costume
Garvin Jellison, Lighting
Jo de Presser, DJ
David Weathersby, Video

This work is supported through grants from the Chicago Dancemakers Forum, the Puffin Foundation, the Community Arts Assistance Program and the generosity of individuals supporting Honey Pot Performance’s artistic endeavors.

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Support Chicago’s independent performance scene!

The Honey Pot Performance Support Campaign seeks to raise $3,000 toward our emerging organization’s general operating expenses and current productions. All contributions will go towards daily operations (things like studio space!), communications (a new website!), and production costs (stuff like venue rental, costumes, sound and lights!) for our current performance works in development: The Ladies Ring Shout and The Sweet Goddess Project. We appreciate every contribution no matter how large or small. Every bit counts! Help Honey Pot Performance build! Make your donation today.

 

 

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