Mixed-media performances and presentations for educational purposes– classroom lectures, school assemblies, and special events (Culture. Dance. Art. Education. Dance. Performance. African Diaspora. African Heritage. Black History. African American.)
Black Dance & Expression
Capoeira performances include music demonstrations of berimbau instrument (percussive West African instrument) along with other African traditional dances. Films produced by Jarrel Phillips highlighting dance and expression within African Diaspora + Discussion to follow for closing *Performers would include youth as well.
Souls of Black Folk: Juneteenth and SF
For educators and history enthusiasts!
Mixed- media presentation: Film, photography and oral history. Litt Young, Phillips’s great-great grandfather, was a slave on the plantation where the Battle of Vicksburg happened. Learn more of his story as it relates to Juneteenth, the Emancipation and more. Presentation also examines the current, local Black community’s presence, contributions and issues within Sf. Discussion to follow media presentation, including short films produced by Phillips.
*Souls of Black Folk was first featured in 2020 for SFPL’s More Than a Month and Juneteenth.
P.E.A.C.E Pedagogy. (Practical Experience via Arts + Community Education)
For educators, artists and enthusiasts!
The importance of education through a sociological perspective on play, performance, and the arts! Follow-up discussion about the significance of arts in community education. Presentation includes 2 short films produced by Phillips:
Cayuga: Underground Circus short series – learn about a once thriving SF circus community
Playing Capoeira – youth capoeira practitioners and their experience through the Afro-Brazilian art form.
*This ongoing project was first featured at SFPL’s Jewett Gallery in 2019 for Phillips How We Play photo exhibition.