Denizen Arts

DanceVisions - 2022-2023 - Postcard

Walk The (pink) Elephant is an exploration of absence and a ritual of shared reckoning, defiance, regeneration, and celebration in the face of cataclysmic loss. It memorializes generations of BIPOC and queer culture workers decimated by HIV/AIDS, and particularly members of Black arts communities ravaged by the disease.

Walk The (pink) Elephant evokes lives and legacies interrupted by plague, disrupting the history of stigma enforced against communities of color facing the first waves of the scourge. It invites collective memory of the living and loving of those we’ve lost, and lifts up the grief and perseverance of those who knew and loved them. Walk the (pink) Elephant embraces the vitality of their contributions to culture and community, venerates their ascension into ancestry, celebrates survivors and caregivers, and opens space for renewal of shared heritage.

Thursday, September 15, 7:30p

Friday, September 16, 7:30p

Saturday, September 17, 7:30p


Performance Garage

1515 Brandywine Street

Philadelphia, PA 19130


Denizen Arts is a multidisciplinary collaborative performance project conceived by dance/performance artist yaTande Whitney V. Hunter and theater artist Jude Sandy. Denizen Arts was formed in 2016 to foster creative community and honor the cultural and art-making practices of African diaspora, queer and other global identities. DenArts seeks to be a locus for the creation of new works and renewed discourses on contemporary complexities of the human experience.

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