About the Artist
Dr. S. Ama Wray self-titles as a Performance Architect, and has developed a theory and practice called Embodiology®, a neo-African approach to contemporary dance improvisation. She is an improviser, choreographer, director, teacher, and scholar.
The 11th annual Chris Gray Memorial Lecture On Becoming: A Neo-African Performance Architect will be presented by Dr. S. Ama Wray on Friday, April 13 at 12:00 pm at Florida International University.
Dr. S. Ama Wray and her students will hold open rehearsals in the Chazen Museum of Art lobby every Tuesday through April from 3:30 – 4:45 pm. Drop by to catch a preview of the final residency event! All are welcome.
Students enrolled in Ama’s course will visit the Ruth Davis Design Gallery (1300 Linden Drive) on Thursday, March 1, from 3:30 – 5:15 pm for a tour of Whirling Return of the Ancestors: Egúngún Arts of the Yorùbá in Africa and Beyond. Students will explore practicing Embodiology® in and around the textiles and gallery visitors.
There are no upcoming events at this time.
Emergent Art Space reported on Ama Wray’s class, culminating in a performance at the Chazen Museum of Art. Read the article here.
Watch a video clip of students holding open rehearsals and practicing Embodiology® in the Chazen Museum of Art, taken by guest artist Fleeta Chew Siegel.