Presented by NSU Art Museum in partnership with the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood
Saturday, January 29 | 1-3 PM | FREE
Art and Culture Center/Hollywood
1650 Harrison Street
Hollywood, Florida 33020
This workshop, led by artist Alonzo Williams and instructed in a storytelling demeanor, includes a dance class and discussion based on anti-racism and racial reconciliation with interaction with one of the characters from T.H.U.G. After the performance, visitors are invited to participate in an activity that illustrates the importance of racial discourse. Participants will write about their own ethnic and racial identity using paint/graffiti markers, colored thread, and canvases and create connections with others, resembling ideas of reconciliation.
In this performance, Williams comments on the unstable relationship and history of colonization between the United States and Latin America, through dance, spoken word, and photography. Williams seeks to support black and brown communities by providing a platform for others to hear their stories to create a movement towards policy changes that affect the community of South Florida.
About Alonzo Williams
Alonzo Williams is a choreographer, dancer, activist, educator, and a curator of many artistic disciplines. He is a graduate of NSU class of 2017, with a B.A. in Dance and an M.S. in Higher Education: Student Affairs. Currently he is pursuing his M.F.A within Dance: Performance Studies at Hollins University, while simultaneously teaching/mentoring/choreographing at local colleges, directing dance at West Boca Raton Community High and committing himself to outreach in South Florida. As a creative director he aims to incorporate diverse art forms that revolve around the art of dance to create impact through his company. Williams’ goal for life itself is to promote community, faith, art, culture, and education by utilizing community outreach through art initiatives and creativity within diversity.
As part of the Community Voices Series, NSU Art Museum’s new initiative is supported by the Community Foundation of Broward to explore social and racial inequalities and challenging social structures, including representation in museums.
Support has been provided by the following Funds at the Community Foundation of Broward: Barbara and Michael G. Landry Fund for Broward, Peck Family Fund, Julia C. Baldwin Fund, and Frederick W. Jaqua Fund.
Image: © Studio 1761 Image by Mark Schermeister, 2019