June 13, 2018
African American Art and Culture Complex, 7PM
Tickets: $10-25 NOTA
Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/enough-tickets-45129058228
“You’re not black enough!”
“You’re not femme enough!”
“You’re not queer enough!”
“You’re not disabled enough!”
“You’re not able bodied enough!”
How many ways can we be told we are not enough?
Why do we internalize these messages?
One day India Harville decided that she had finally had enough of people telling her who she was. She just got sick and tired of people writing narratives on her body. But once India decided she had to tell her own story, she was shocked to discover how many ways she had internalized the idea that she wasn’t enough.
In this solo show India flips that script and claims her “enoughness”. But that reclamation process isn’t always easy! This show is a voyage through India’s unexpected journey to discovering her worth using a little bit of dance, music, poetry, ritual, and a whole lot of magic.
Creating Queer Community Program and Black Family Reunion Program
India Harville is an African American, queer, disabled, femme of center mixed abilities dancer and artivist. India’s performance work addresses racial justice, queer identity, survivorhood, disability and chronic illness. For India, art making is an outlet for emotional expression and being witnessed. Dancing and performing are the ways that India makes sense of herself and the world. India has been dancing/performing since 1996. In 2011, India began having some intense health challenges and transitioned to being a mixed abilities dancer, dancing both in and out of her wheelchair. She enjoys exploring innovative ways to make dance more accessible for her and a broad range of disabled dancers and audience members.
JJ Omelagah is a genderqueer vocal artist whose performance roots began in their churchwhere they have been a featured soloist for many years. JJ has had the honor to sing for The National Day of Forgiveness, San Francisco Women Against Rape, SF Pride, and most recently in the 2017 National Queer Arts Festival as a guest artist with the Singing Bois. JJ’s style has been described as soulful, mellow, and smooth.
Co-sponsored by the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Arts and Disability Center at the University of California Los Angeles.