Join us for the first installment of Isis' visual album's release, featuring three songs from Goddess/Fly/Trap (+ Bad B*** Mantras). Witness a viewing of the short film, DJ + dancing, and...if we're lucky a live performance from Isis!
Nia Witherspoon’s latest work, Priestess of Twerk: A Black Femme Temple to Pleasure + Wisdom School is a constellation of experiences, engagements, and ceremonial happenings that center Black femme pleasure. The manifestations include a live spa/temple to pleasure, a ritual opera, a visual album, and a series of pop-ups that feature twerk meditations, altar-building, radical runway processions, sonic journeying, sacred partying, and an array of cleansing, grieving, and praying rituals installed in site-specific ways across theatres and performance institutions as well as public streets, bodies of water, and land sites. The work is framed by Black feminist pleasure principles, aesthetics of care, and our ancestral birthright of healing. Commissioned by HERE Art Center, and presented in collaboration with Musical Theatre Factory and Links Hall, among others.