Renegade Performance Group (RPG) will be in residence at Brooklyn College to continue developing The Inscription Project, an evening-length multidisciplinary work of dance, sound, and media, scheduled to premiere in 2015. Conceived by RPG, it explores graffiti and street art as tenants of AFROFUTURISM, a series RPG created to focus on how African-American culture is using digital technology to define a new perspective for a younger generation. Zachery will work with collaborators to film movement sequences, develop costume ideas, and construct the scenic elements to integrate with the performers and video projection.
The contemporary techniqueclass is based in “flying low” work (created by David Zambrano), engaging the cranial-sacral connection for seamless floor vocabulary, intelligent shifts of body weight, and fierce aerial movement. The artist/scholar forum will address AFROFUTURISM in social and artistic thought, especially its role in the sphere of dance, performance, and the body and its relevance to the current state of street art and technology in defining Black identity.
Renegade Performance Group is a Brooklyn-based company exploring urban artistic aesthetics and expressions through dance theatre, site-specific performances, and interactive media. RPG was started in 2007 by André M. Zachery and has received support from the Harlem Stage Funds for New Work (2008) and the Brooklyn Arts Council (2013). RPG has been presented in New York City at the Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Brooklyn Museum, White Wave Dance Festival, and nationally at the Ruth Page Theater and Dusable Museum (Chicago); as well as internationally in the Cistermúsica Festival (Portugal). Zachery recently completed an MFA in Performance & Interactive Media Arts at Brooklyn College.