André D. Singleton : Human

André D. Singleton talks about his own life, and about how poet Sekou Sundiata’s way of being in the world has impacted his understanding of humanity, and reads Sundiata’s poem “A Kiss in Deep Time.”

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Andre was interviewed at The America Project Methodology Remixed at the New School, a day-long series of workshops for hands-on practical engagement with the research-to-performance methodology established by Sekou Sundiata in his America Project, and made open for classroom adaptation in The America Project : A Teaching Method for Collaboration, Creativity and Citizenship, a project of MAPP International Productions, dance & be still arts, and Buscada.

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Contributor Bios

André D. Singleton is an artist and alumnus of Eugene Lang College, The New School.

Sekou Sundiata (1948-2007) was internationally known as a poet who wrote for print, performance, music and theater, as an educator, and as an artist-activist. He was a Sundance Institute Screenwriting Fellow, a Columbia University Revson Fellow, a Master Artist-in-Residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts (Florida), the first Writer-in-Residence at the New School University, and the recipient of a Lambent Fellowship in the Arts. He was featured in the Bill Moyers’ PBS series on poetry, The Language of Life, and as part of Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam on HBO. Sundiata was a professor at Eugene Lang College in New York City. Sundiata wrote and performed many highly acclaimed performance theater works. His final work, the 51st (dream) state, was one which Sundiata described as his personal and poetic “State of the American Soul Address.” It came from Sundiata’s larger project, called The America Project, merging civic engagement with the creation of new performance. It allowed him to find a “way to see” through conversations in small scale public gatherings, in classrooms and in art centers – and in the process created groundbreaking theater about democracy and citizenship. the 51st (dream) state premiered at Stanford Lively Arts in April 2006, and toured internationally from 2006-2008.

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