Body Slam 2013
February 9, 2013 from 7-9pm at Boulder High School
Join us for our 2nd Body Slam ~ Featuring Andrea Gibson, Sonya Renee and local youth performers!
Tickets are $25 for adult, $15 for college students and $10 for high school students and can be purchased online here!
Sonya Renee is an Internationally Acclaimed Performance Poet, Actress, Educator and Activist. She has been seen on HBO, CNN, BET, MTV, Oxygen Network; performing on stages from New Zealand to Scotland to New York. Sonya Renee is heralded as a "force of nature on stage" and "humanity in action". Her work is published in numerous anthologies and has been translated into multiple languages.
Believing that art is a vehicle for social change and personal transformation, Sonya is founder of the The Body is Not An Apology, an international movement focused on radical self love and body empowerment. The Unapologetic movement is radically inclusive with a commitment toward working with disability, lgbtqqia, communities of color, size acceptance groups and anyone with a body! Sonya continues to perform, speak and facilitate workshops globally. Her work is transformative, raw, honest and powerful.
Andrea Gibson is not gentle with her truths. It is this raw fearlessness that has led her to the forefront of the spoken word movement– the first winner of the Women’s World Poetry Slam--Gibson has headlined prestigious performance venues coast to coast with powerful readings on war, class, gender, bullying, white privilege, sexuality, love, and spirituality. Her work has been featured on the BBC, Huffinton Post, Air America, C-SPAN, Free Speech TV and in 2010 was read by a state representative in lieu of morning prayer at the Utah State Legislature. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-lundberg/gay-poem-shakes-up-the-ut_b_460390.html)Now, on her fifth full-length album FLOWER BOY, Gibson’s poems continue to be a rally cry for action and a welcome mat at the door of the heart’s most compassionate room. Featuring the music of Chris Pureka, Nervous But Excited, and many other phenomenal musical guests the tracks on this compilation are active Volcano. They burn away and rebirth- a creation story in every lyric, radiating with the fire of a heart fiercely committed to social justice.
“Andrea Gibson is a truly American poet, or rather, she represents the America I want to live in. Her work lights a candle to lead us where we need to go.” - Cristin O’ Keefe Aptowicz