Gabrielle Civil

Digital Performances + Happy Hour
Seattle Festival of Dance + Improvisation 2021

JUPITER | Digital Performances

Friday | July 30 | 8PM PDT


Pricing: Free

(big feelings) (inner space) (shining skin)
the black woman performance artist enters the gleam
how to build a sequence of something?
revel in amplified time // out-of-this-world

In Jupiter, Gabrielle Civil transmits intimacy through virtual space, mining the possibilities of online performance. Premiered at the 2021 Salt Lake City Performance Art Festival, this live stream performance incorporates movement, black feminist bibliomancy, and speculation along with close-ups, screen shares, and interactive chats. Get ready to get astral. All are welcome.

JUPITER | Happy Hour + Talk

with Gabrielle Civil + Fox Whitney
Saturday, July 31st, 4PM PDT
Volunteer Park

Happy Hour and talk with the artist Gabrielle Civil and Velocity’s co-artistic director Fox Whitney. Let’s meet up in the park for some bibliomancy and talk about the digital performance experience. All while sharing refreshments and taking in the Seattle summer!

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Gabrielle Civil

GABRIELLE CIVIL (she/ her) is a black feminist performance artist, originally from Detroit MI. She has premiered fifty performance artworks around the world, most recently Vigil, an online durational work for the Northern Spark festival (2021) and Jupiter premiered at the Salt Lake City Performance Art Festival (2021). She danced with Gender Tender for Melted Riot at the Henry Gallery (2020) and danced with Wild Beauty for MLK at Velocity Dance Center (2020). She has studied improvising while black with mayfield brooks, Yorchha technique with Ananya Dance Theatre, and performance strategies with La Pocha Nostra. Her performance memoirs include Swallow the Fish (2017), Experiments in Joy (2019), ( ghost gestures ) (2021), and the déjà vu (2022). Her writing has also appeared in Dancing While Black, Kitchen Table Translation, New Daughters of Africa, and Experiments in Joy: a Workbook. A 2019 Rema Hort Mann LA Emerging Artist, she teaches at the California Institute of the Arts. The aim of her work is to open up space.