What: DNAWORKS and Discovering Personal Identity
When: Tuesday, October 26, 6pm – 7:30pm Eastern Time (3pm – 4:30pm Pacific Time)
Who: Daniel Banks, Ph.D., Director, Co-Founder/Artistic Director of DNAWORKS, Dialogue and Healing through the Arts
- Adam W. McKinney, M.A., Dancer, Activist, Co-Founder/Artistic Director of DNAWORKS, Dialogue and Healing through the Arts
- DNAWORKS is dedicated to dialogue and healing through the arts, focusing on identity, heritage, culture, and liberation.
How: Register here for this single event or the entire conference
Description: A screening of HaMapah/The Map Dance-on-Film and a community discussion around discovering personal identity. HaMapah/The Map Dance on-Film (30 min.) chronicles dancer and choreographer Adam W. McKinney’s return to his ancestral homelands—Benin, Poland, Montana, Arkansas, Missouri, and Wisconsin—to trace the intersections of his African American, Native American, and Jewish heritages. Directed by Daniel Banks and filmed by documentary filmmaker Laura Bustillos Jáquez, the work was created over a four-year period as a way to investigate the possibility of healing transgenerational traumas. HaMapah/The Map Dance-on-Film explores issues of identity, heritage, and ancestry and offers a complex and powerful story about humanity and mixed-heritage identity. EVENT 11
This event will be partially recorded and made available to conference attendees for 3 days via a private link. The film and introductions will be recorded, the breakout rooms and sharing portion will not be recorded.