PUBLIC STATEMENT: NOVEMBER 2022
With mixed emotions, we want to publicly announce that on Nov 1, 2022 we ended our residency + occupation in the former home of Esek Hopkins, commander of the slavery ship “Sally.” This sacrifice felt necessary to disentangle our housing from our activism and ensure that the conversation around the Esek Hopkins Homestead + Park would stay focused on the new plaque + next steps to transform this racist national historic site.
THE HAUS OF GLITTER
is a Dance Company + Performance Lab + Preservation Society that works to shift the energetic center of the universe towards care, healing, justice and freedom.
In the work we share, preserve and co-create with communities, we strive to embody ancestral liberation, healing and love in every step and every breath of our creative praxis.
The Haus of Glitter Dance Company connects the individual human body to the collective human body. Our choreography aims to reach beyond the stage and into the streets; into our homes; into our institutions; into our hearts; and into the soil of the earth. The Haus of Glitter Dance Company works to preserve the histories, cultures and pedagogies of West African + Latin Diasporic Dance. Our Performance Lab is a multidisciplinary collaborative space where we create and produce original music performances, and multidisciplinary art for our performance season, our record label, and other creative projects.
The Haus of Glitter Preservation Society is an initiative that supports local, national, and international preservation, conservation and interpretive projects. Our mission is to preserve underrepresented lineages of dance, music, culture and other histories. We believe there are missing puzzle pieces to the systems + symptoms of oppression that we are still feeling and reinforcing. Our care-centered practice aims to invite deep feeling, healing, and liberation. We don’t just want to exist. We want to live. Change isn’t about forgetting. It’s about remembering.