photo credit: Jane Kratochvil
BLACK*ACROBAT MISSION STATEMENT
BLACK*ACROBAT (B*A) serves as a platform to increase the visibility and support of “black” people in the arts and other community building ventures.
Founded 2009 by Kiebpoli Calnek, B*A is a not-for-profit organization that empowers communities and under served populations through performance, conversation, and by providing affordable professional aerial training.
Fusing arts & activism by depicting people of color achieving what seems impossible, B*A’s work seeks to inspire our audiences to feel they too can reach what has been regarded as unattainable or lost.
Our projects often tackle provocative dark subjects and re-imagine stories of the black Diaspora.
BLACK*ACROBAT has received generous funding and support from Elizabeth Streb, Astrea Foundation, Asian Arts Initiative, and The New York Foundation for the Arts.
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-- PAST PERFORMANCE/PRODUCTION --
Come see the next generation of movement masters at our
Emerging Artists Commissioning Program Showcase 2012
~ an aerial dance theatre performance ~
"A queer Black woman explores the effects of love, abuse, and healing on her life through theatrical aerial dance."
Premiere presentation of "UNTAMED" at DIXON PLACE, NYC, August 1, 2011