Seattle-based dance and theatre critic Omar Willey joins Amy O’Neal and collaborators to discuss Opposing Forces through the lenses of gender, race, hip hop, and aesthetic experiments with Breaking.

This conversation is part of the TBA Festival Flight: Identity & the Body, which reflects a range of artists from diverse disciplines who work across dance/choreography and interdisciplinary performance to engage the embodied politics and poetics of race, ethnicity, gender, culture, and their intersections.

NOTE: Originally scheduled to facilitate this conversation, renowned artist, curator, and educator Marc Bamuthi Joseph will present a not-to-be-missed performative lecture, “A Seeker’s Guide to Black Joy“, on Wednesday, September 16th, 6:00 PM at PICA (free). 

About TBA Conversations: A series of engaging daily discussions, lectures, and gallery talks with visiting and local artists, curators, scholars, and community leaders. TBA Conversations put artists and audiences in direct dialogue, combining live interviews with audience Q&A, to offer unique perspectives on festival performances and exhibitions. Conversations with TBA artists take place daily, 12:30-1:30 PM at PICA, unless otherwise noted. For 12:30 chats, bring a lunch and join us at noon on our rooftop deck for cold drinks, fresh air, and great company! All conversations are free and open to the public.