Ballroom has something to say about being human and the struggle for freedom
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Ballroom has something to say about being human and the struggle for freedom

masterclass on vogue-análisis with Michael Roberson
Michael Roberson

Michael Roberson is an icon of Ballroom, a queer theologian and a public health activist in New York. This masterclass uses the discourses and practices of African American radical feminism and black liberation theology to discuss collectively the body techniques and performative strategies that enable the House/Ballroom culture, originated in Harlem New York, to confront the AIDS crisis and dismantle the oppressive configurations that arise at the intersection between racism, sexism, poverty and other forms of discrimination.

Michael Roberson’s participation is the result of his collaboration with of Sabel Gavaldon’s exhibition project Un museu del gest (Museum of the Gesture), selected under the umbrella of BCN Productions 2013 and taking place at the Capella de l’Antic Hospital de la Santa Creu, 27 November to 19 January.

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5 December 2013
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Ballroom has something to say about being human and the struggle for freedom
dates
5 December 2013
title
Ballroom has something to say about being human and the struggle for freedom
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Head of Public Programmes at MACBA. Before that he was Curator and Head of Programmes at Gasworks in London, an organisation internationally known for its residencies programme for artists from Africa, Asia and Latin America. During that period (2018–2023), he presented solo exhibitions by Mercedes Azpilicueta, Adam Khalil, Ingela Ihrman, Bassam Al-Sabah, Libita Sibungu, Pedro Neves Marques, Patricia Domínguez, Eduardo Navarro and Gala Porras-Kim, among other artists. Together with Manuel Segade he was curator of the touring exhibition Elements of Vogue: A Case Study of Radical Performance. First presented at CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid (2017–2018), then at the Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City (2019–2020), this exhibition transformed the museum into a dance floor and made it available to a multitude of dissident bodies. He was a “la Caixa” Foundation Graduate Fellow at the Royal College of Art (2010–2012). In 2016, he was nominated for the ICI New York Independent Vision Curatorial Award.
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