ACES // Artists of Color Expo & Symposium is a BIPOC-led, community-curated program featuring art exhibitslive performancespresentationsworkshopsfilm screeningsartist talksartist opportunity tables and art marketWe are coming together with intentionality to value our work and see one another as resources, while focusing on the challenges and solutions we face as artists of color in the Pacific Northwest.

ACES 2023 is a hybrid event, presented online and in person. 

May 20 + 21, 2023

12 pm - 7 pm


ACES is FREE to attend, with a suggested donation of $10.

ASL interpreters are available on-site and via Zoom.

Free childcare is provided on-site.

ACES is presented by Shunpike, in collaboration with 4Culture, Artist Trust, Arts Corps, ArtsWA, CD Forum, Golden Bricks Events, Ground Zero Radio, Langston Seattle, Northwest Film Forum, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Refuge Outdoor Festival, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Seattle Restored, Black Rock Spirits, Spokane Arts, The Vera Project, and Totem Star.
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Saturday, May 20 • 5:45pm - 5:55pm

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This piece is in 5 sections that are inspired by the impact of religious education on my understanding of my identity. I went from conforming to an image where I wore a uniform, tried and failed to adhere to gender norms, and never wanted to look bad in front of adults or God, to being much more free in terms of how I express myself. My desire is to tell a story through 5 different vignettes that not only tell a story through movement, but also through costume, in which I peel a layer off after each section. I want to represent the journey of how I viewed myself through the lens of Western Christianity to viewing myself through my own lived experience as a black queer individual whose identity is open to interpretation as a way to heal from the trauma of having the truth of my origins be erased, and finding my identity in spite of it. "Passage" premiered at the Men in Dance Festival this year.

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Robbi A. Moore

Robbi A. Moore, from Hamden, CT, began dancing at New England Ballet and continued at Dee Dee’s Dance Center and New Haven Ballet. Robbi is an alumnus of Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts, the Ailey Summer Intensive, Cunningham Trust Workshop, Jacob’s Pillow’s Commercial... Read More →

Saturday May 20, 2023 5:45pm - 5:55pm PDT
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute - Theater

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