i practice choreography as a study of black living.
as a principled commitment to those undergirding transnational radicalisms in black dances.
as an attention to black movement across the globe (black migration).
as a presencing of the appositional nature of living in black thermodynamics (space, time, embodiment) where the past is not yet passed.
as a black(ened) choreography that is concerned with listening, conversation, sweat, stillness, witnessing, stumbling, researching, archival ransacking, speculation, collaborative pleasure, citational ceremony, ancestral liquidity, decolonized futures.
as a capacious ongoing dance abundant with black stories that move us towards the practice of an otherwise world.
Jonathan González is a Dominican-American artist, scholar, cultural organizer and educator.
Their practice is a transdisciplinary and collaborative dialogue with Diasporic black life and black living.
Their projects have been supported internationally by institutions including Academy of Arts Berlin, Abrons Arts Center, homeschool PDX, MoMA, MoMA PS1, Trinidad Performance Institute, Center for Afrofuturist Studies, Studio Museum in Harlem, BRIC, among others.
Their writings have been published by EAR | WAVE | EVENT, Dance NYC, First Nations Dialogues Journal, Region(es), Cultured Magazine, deem journal, Contact Quarterly, Movement Research, Contemporaryand, The Creative Independent and Angela's Pulse.
They have received support from the Art Matters Foundation, Foundation for the Contemporary Arts, Jerome Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, and have been an artist-in-residence at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography, Loghaven Artist Residency, Shandaken Project. among others.