Staying Power Performance Festival

12 Jun 2021
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Village of Arts & Humanities 2544 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19133


Ile Ife Park at The Village of Arts and Humanities. Photo by Heidi Roland.

As part of its exhibition and public programming series Staying Power, The Village of Arts and Humanities hosts a festival celebrating Black performance.

The event will be headlined by Black Quantum Futurism (consisting of Pew Fellows Camae Ayewa and Rasheeda Phillips) as well as Irreversible Entanglements. The evening will include the premiere of a new dance coached by Kim Gadlin and performed by Staying Power fellow Aisha Chamblis and Tania Peree entitled To Catch This Kind of Light, as well as performances from Jacquline Constance and the artist BEARCAT. Hosted by Philadelphia personality Starfire, the festival celebrates the history of Ile Ife Black Humanitarian Center and its contemporary legacy.

Curated by Monument Lab, Staying Power is a public art exhibition and program series in the Fairhill-Hartranft neighborhood of Philadelphia that asks artists, neighborhood residents, and visitors the questions: What is your staying power in this neighborhood? What is your staying power in a city and world that are rapidly changing?

Face masks are required for the in-person event. The festival will also be available to view virtually through Instagram and Instagram Live @TheVillagePhilly or @Monument_Lab.