Sound, Choreography, and Performance by Jasmine Hearn

Jasmine Hearn presents a performance that evokes pleasure memory specific to Black women and non-gender conforming folx through grief and joy. Through movement, sound, and storytelling they/she question/s how can she offer space and time so her body can fly. They recall previously made solo projects "if god left the lights on could we walk alone at night" from 2012 and "mama am I clean yet" from 2014. Folded into one, Hearn references both choreographic pieces using original text and song, storytelling, and improvisational dance. Hearn plays the role of TIME in Alisha B. Wormsley’s film Children of NAN: Mothership.

About the Artists

Jasmine Hearn is a performer, director, choreographer, organizer, and teaching artist. A native Houstonian, they graduated magna cum laude from Point Park University with their BA in Dance. Hearn is a member of Urban Bush Women Dance Company and also collaborates with BANDportier, Vanessa German, and Alisha B. Wormsley. They have worked and performed with Alesandra Seutin's vocabdance, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, David Dorfman Dance, Helen Simoneau Danse, Jennifer Myers, Kate Watson-Wallace, Lovie Olivia, Marjani Forté-Saunders, Solange Knowles, STAYCEE PEARL dance project, Tara Aisha Willis, will rawls, and with Nick Mauss as a part of exhibition, TRANSMISSIONS, at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Awarded a 2017 "Bessie" Award for Outstanding Performance with Skeleton Architecture, Hearn has had residencies at Bronx Museum of the Arts, The Camargo Foundation, Dance Source Houston, and the PearlArts Studios. She is a 2018 Movement Research AIR and a 2019 Jerome Foundation Jerome Hill Artist Fellow.

About this Project

DC-based interdisciplinary artist Tsedaye Makonnen presents Black Women as/and the Living Archive, a multi-part project aimed at initiating a conversation about the modes in which Black women encode, preserve, and share memory through community. Central to Makonnen's inquiry is Children of NAN: Mothership, a recent film by Alisha Wormsley that functions as a metaphor for the survival and power of Black women in a dystopic future. Over the course of six weeks, Makonnen will bring together Wormsley and many of the cast and collaborators of Children of NAN: Mothership for a film screening, a reading, two performances, and a discussion.




Virtual Event



Wednesday, June 10 from 7:30–9:00 pm EST