In conjunction with Come AZ You Are, Performance in the Borderlands is also co-sponsoring “Soul Claps in the Sanctuary: Black Performance as Black LIberation in the '80s and '90s” on Wednesday, Oct 28. The virtual event features DJ and scholar Lynnee Denise in conversation with Marlon Bailey, associate professor of women and gender studies in the School of Social Transformation. Both Denise and Bailey focus their work on queer Black cultural movements as places of Black survival. 

During the event, Denise and Bailey will explore Black music and performance as radical sonic landscapes of Black liberation and share their perspectives on Black feminism, the cultural politics of blues and techno music, and ballroom dance in Detroit. Bailey will talk about his scholarly work on underground ballroom culture as a creative space for Black joy, and Denise will talk about house and techno music as sonic landscapes of Black liberation connected to the politics of identity.

Other co-sponsors for “Soul Claps in the Sanctuary” include the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy and the School of Social Transformation.

Both events are free and open to the public online. The in-person event is open only to registered ASU students. 

Come AZ You Are 

Day 1: 5–9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 23

Day 2: 4–8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24

Via Zoom

A limited number of students who have registered via ASU Sync may choose to attend in person until the cap is reached. 

Soul Claps in the Sanctuary

10–11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 28

Via  Zoom

Danielle Munoz

Media and Communications Coordinator, School of Film, Dance and Theatre