Community Voices presented by NSU Art Museum featuring:
T.H.U.G. in collaboration with Alonzo Williams
Saturday, January 29, 2022
Art and Cultural Center/Hollywood
1650 Harrison Street
Hollywood, FL 33020
Support has been provided by the following Funds at the Community Foundation of Broward: Barbara and Michael G. Landry Fund for Broward, Peck Family Fund, Julia C. Baldwin Fund, and Frederick W. Jaqua Fund
NSU Art Museum is partnering with various community organizations including the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood to host a variety of workshops as part of the Community Voices Series, NSU Art Museum’s new initiative supported by the Community Foundation of Broward, that focuses on exploring social and racial inequalities and challenging social structures, including representation in museums.
This workshop, led by artist Alonzo Williams, includes a dance class and discussion based on anti-racism and racial reconciliation with interaction with one of the characters from T.H.U.G. In this performance, Williams comments on the unstable relationship and history of colonization between the United States and Latin America, through dance, spoken word, and photography. Williams seeks to support black and brown communities by providing a platform for others to hear their stories to create a movement towards policy changes that affect the community of South Florida.
Alonzo Williams is a choreographer, dancer, activist, educator, and a curator of many artistic disciplines. He is a graduate of NSU class of 2017, with a B.A. in Dance and an M.S. in Higher Education: Student Affairs. Currently he is pursuing his M.F.A within Dance: Performance Studies at Hollins University, while simultaneously teaching/mentoring/choreographing at local colleges, directing dance at West Boca Raton Community High and committing himself to outreach in South Florida. As a creative director he aims to incorporate diverse art forms that revolve around the art of dance to create impact through his company. Williams’ goal for life itself is to promote community, faith, art, culture, and education by utilizing community outreach through art initiatives and creativity within diversity.
Top image: © Studio 1761 Image by Mark Schermeister, 2019
Major support for exhibitions and programs at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale is provided by the David and Francie Horvitz Family Foundation, the City of Fort Lauderdale, Wege Foundation, Community Foundation of Broward, Lillian S. Wells Foundation, the Broward County Cultural Division, the Cultural Council, and the Broward County Board of County Commissioners, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and Funding Arts Broward. NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale is accredited by the American Association of Museums.