Artist Projects


Ellen Sebastian Chang , Amara Tabor-Smith

HouseFull is a site-specific dance-theater piece addressing issues facing women of color in Oakland, CA. Over the course of an 18-month creation process, the artistic team will gather stories and information to create a series of short episodes. The episodes, performed in various public sites throughout Oakland, will shed light on both the troubling issues of sex trafficking and the rampant displacement of long-time residents. These short episodes will inform the final evening-length performance inside a house in Oakland. The house, in this case, serves as a literal and metaphorical site for the complex realities that women experience in a patriarchal society; their stories—like many rooms in a home—continue to be unseen or hidden from view. Weaving together dance, music, visual art, spiritual rituals and personal narratives, HouseFull asks, what happens when we lose our mothers’ homes?

  • Artists

    Ellen Sebastian Chang

    Ellen Sebastian Chang is a director, writer and serves as a creative consultant for the Zellerbach Family Fund’s Performing Arts Assistance Pro…


    Amara Tabor-Smith

    Amara Tabor-Smith describes her work as Afro futurist Conjure Art. Her creative process as a dance maker is rooted in collaboration, spiritual ritual…


  • Events

    Oct 21 – Oct 22, 2016
    Amara Tabor-Smith and Ellen Sebastian Chang Present "House/Full of blackwomen" in Oakland

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  • Project News

    April 15, 2015
    Project Premiere: Emily Johnson's SHORE in Lenapehoking (New York City)

    April 7, 2015
    Project Premiere: Kerry Tribe Solo Exhibition "The Loste Note" at 356 Mission in Los Angeles

    March 19, 2015
    Project Premiere: Carlos Motta Launches Web-Based Project "Gender Talents"

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