Blondell CummingsL Dance as Moving Pictures

September 18, 2021

September 18, 2021

2:00 PM To 5:00 PM

Art + Practice Public Program Space, 4334 Degnan Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90008

https://artandpractice.org/about/

Free

Event Description

This collaboration and exhibition, part of Getty’s African American Art History Initiative, will present the first retrospective survey of choreographer and video artist Blondell Cummings.

Blondell Cummings: Dance as Moving Pictures sheds new light on the pivotal work of African American choreographer and video artist Blondell Cummings (American, 1944–2015). Through a unique movement vocabulary that she called “moving pictures”, Cummings made dances that combined the visual imagery of photography and the kinetic energy of movement in order to explore the emotional details of daily rituals as well as the intimacy of Black home life. Her gestures often stemmed from personal memories, community workshops, and photographs, and her career reflects a dynamic interest in moving images – along with movement that bridged post-modern and Black dance forms.

Public opening reception A+P

\Programs will take place digitally and in-person at A+P’s Public Program Space

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Please visit artandpractice.org/publicprograms for more information.

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