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Bringing Self-Defense Performance Art into the Community: An Interview with Shaun Leonardo

by Joel Kuennen
Back in October of 2015, I wrote a review of Shaun Leonardo’s performance, , at The Eighth Floor (video below). Leonardo conducted "a public-participatory workshop and performance that takes the form of a self-defense class" in the pristine gallery space, combining poetry and movement to deliver a stark message about the reality many people of color face when confronted with “Courtesy, Professionalism and Respect” (a euphemism for the NYPD). The performance stuck with me. I Can't... [more]
Posted by Joel Kuennen on 2/23/16