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2022 BAX AIR Work in Progress: Shenny de Los Angeles

February 5|3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


A screening of “the ritual to beauty” inspired by Shenny’s show “What Happens to Brown Girls Who Never Learn How to Love Themselves Brown?”

Shenny de Los Angeles braids a woman's hair as the woman sits in a bath tub. The words "a ritual to beauty" lays over the image in white cursive.

This is a screening on Zoom of a pre-recorded share followed by a Q and A with the artist.

Screening of short film: “the ritual to beauty” Inspired by Shenny’s one-woman show “What Happens to Brown Girls Who Never Learn How to Love Themselves Brown?”, the sister piece invites you to witness the meaning of beauty through three generations of Dominican women. We invite you to witness the film and join us in a conversation on the nature of your relationships with your mothers, the stories we’ve heard passed down about life before us, and healing generational wounds through our relationship with rituals.

Co Director/Writer: Shenny de Los Angeles

Co Director/Cinematographer/Editor: Maria Marrone

Film scored by Amyra Leon

This event will occur on Zoom with automated captions provided by Zoom.

Questions or access needs? Email: artistprograms@bax.org.

About the Artist: Shenny de Los Angeles

Shenny de Los Angeles headshot

Shenny de Los Angeles is a Dominican-American interdisciplinary performance artist. Shenny strives to tell the difficult truths of people who have been erased from history, centralizing Black Dominican femmes in her work because they are often misrepresented or forgotten. Her stories focus on healing generational trauma, inviting every hurt to free itself into joy.

About the AIR Program
BAX Artists in Residence (AIR) Works-in-Progress, featuring Andrea Ambam, Yo-Yo Lin, Shenny de Los Angeles, and Jessie Young, will be streamed on Saturday and Sunday, February 5 and 6 followed by live Q&A between the audience and artists, moderated by BAX’s Artist Advisors nia love and Abby Browde. BAX AIR Works in Progress is the second presenting installment in a series of creations as part of BAX’s Artist in Residence program.

The exceptional artists who participate in the AIR program at BAX are provided with an artistic home base for a one to two year period, offering them a tangible sense of permanence and place. BAX AIR is tailored to each artist’s unique needs, process and artistic practice. Its structure develops peer support, collaborative problem-solving and constructive criticism. Each 2021/22 Artist in Residence receives 300 free hours of rehearsal space per year and an annual stipend. Learn more at bax.org/artists-in-residence.

About BAX
BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange is a multigenerational arts organization nurturing creative expression and artistic process through education, residencies, and performance at the intersection of arts and social justice.


February 5
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange
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