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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Laura Anderson Barbata and the Brooklyn Jumbies bring their unique performance art to CFAM

Posted By on Wed, Feb 17, 2016 at 4:38 PM

click to enlarge FRANK VERONSKY
  • Frank Veronsky
Chances are the last time you saw stilt-walkers was at a Mardi Gras celebration, but there’s a lot more to the tall dancers than just entertainment. Laura Anderson Barbata has for years worked with stilt-walker communities from across the globe in the moko jumbie stilt-walking tradition, exploring the ways it’s used to effect social change and be a platform for commentary. The Mexican artist speaks at Rollins College’s Cornell Fine Arts Museum about her Transcommunality exhibition, which includes sculptures, photographs and videos of stilt-walkers. Barbata is joined by a performance from the Brooklyn Jumbies, a dance group that keeps elements of the African Diaspora alive through stilt-walking, traditional African drum-playing, fire-breathing and limbo-dancing. The exhibition runs through April 10.

performance 5:30 p.m., artist talk 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18 | Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park | 407-646-2526 | | free

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