Rashida K. Braggs has composed, choreographed, and produced multiple performances and workshops that explore issues of racial and ethnic identity and the possibilities of merging genres. Below is a selection of her performances:
Playwright & Performer, Work-in-progress presentation of Amber in the City of Light. Presentations of the Cultural Diaspora Program. The Camargo Foundation. June 2, 2022.
Interdisciplinary Performer, Director, and Producer, Runnin’ to Grace. United Solo. Hosted on the Virtual Series of the Solo Theater Festival. July 2021- June 2023.
Songwriter & Vocalist, “Love Song to Yourself,” Recital for Eli Conley’s Beginning Songwriting Course, Virtual, November 18, 2021.
Spoken Word Artist, “Few meet Paris, but Bobby blew it up 1969 onward.” Paris/Algiers 1969: Declarations of Freedom by the Black American Avant-Garde. Johns Hopkins University. Baltimore, Maryland, November 14, 2019.
Singer and Composer, Afro Cross Over Concert. Soleil du Sud. Berlin, Germany, June 22, 2019.
Dancer and Choreographer, “Moving with MFA Kera.” On the Other Side Summer Group Show. Tapir Gallery. Berlin, Germany, June 21, 2019.
Dancer and Choreographer, “The Moving Cloth of Angélique Kidjo.” Pop Moves Conference. Université Paris Nanterre. Paris, France, December 8, 2019.
Dancer and Choreographer, “Explorations in Embodying Diaspora.” Dance/Performance in Interdisciplinary Perspective Symposium. Williams College Museum of Art in Williamstown, Massachusetts, March 9, 2018.
Dancer, “K’owo Ya.”, Perf. Kuku and Nya Seven Seeds. Music Video. La Place in Paris, France, July 29, 2017.
Voice Artist and Choreographer, “The Round.” Projet in Situ. Mass Moca in Williamstown, Massachusetts, May 19-20, 2016.
Dancer and Choreographer, “Me and Monsieur Bechet.” ’62 Center, Big Dance Studio. Dance 208 and Africana Studies 317. Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, March 8, 2016.
Spoken Word Performer, “Sonny’s Blues.” Merced County Arts Council in Merced, California, February 26, 2016.
PRODUCTIONS AND WORKSHOPS
Producer and Master of Ceremonies, Jazz Workshops and Concert for Dartmouth College Afro/Black Paris Program. Duc des Lombards. Paris, France. July 6, 2023.
“Jazz Research through Embodied Performance.” Performance Workshop at HCA Spring Academy. Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, March 22, 2019.
Producer and Master of Ceremonies, Jazz Workshops and Concert for Dartmouth College Afro/Black Paris Course. Duc des Lombards. Paris, France, July 10, 2018.
“Knock Down This Wall (Original Recording, 2023): Rashida K. Braggs (lyrics, vocals, piano and clapping), accompanied by Ray Gilstrap (additional instruments and production)
“We be blue” (Original Recording, 2018)
“Are you my home?” (Original Recording, 2017)
“Amelia in Three Persons” (Original Recording, 2011): Rashida K. Braggs (voice) in collaboration with Alan Shefsky (poem), T. Carlis Roberts (piano), Ray Gilstrap (guitar)