Nona Hendryx presents Afrofuturism at the Met Feb., 29
JORDANNAH ELIZABETH | 2/20/2020, 4:40 p.m.
Nona Hendrix, the iconic performer, vocalist, actress and former member of Labelle, is continuing her work as Harlem Stage’s artistic director for the year-long initiative and exploration of Afrofuturism. Within the Afrofuturism sphere, Harlem Stage and WaterWorks have commissioned a celebration of the life and unprecedented artistic impact of Sun Ra called The Cosmic Synthesis of Sun Ra and Afrofuturism series.
On Feb. 29, Hendryx will be taking her larger-than-life vision to The Metropolitan Museum of Art with a performance titled, “Nona Hendryx and Disciples of Sun Ra in the Temple,” where she will offer a multisensory tribute to Sun Ra. The performance features Nona Hendryx, with music direction by Craig Harris, costume and set design by Virgil Ortiz, choreography by Francesca Harper, and invocations by Carl Hancock Rux.
The event will take place at The Met’s Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing and will be sure to be an exhilarating force of the Black imagination that extends beyond the limitations of space and time.
“Things are heating up this spring at the Harlem Stage Gatehouse. This season we are proud to continue our commitment to the commissioning of new works by visionary artists of color through our WaterWorks program,” said Patricia Cruz, executive director of Harlem Stage.
Make sure you don’t miss Nona Hendryx’s interstellar performance at the Met.
For more information, visit www.HarlemStage.org. Regular box office hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on performance days when the box office remains open until one hour after the start of the performance.