Since 1919, The New School has been home to scholars, creators, and activists who challenge convention and boldly make their mark on the world.
To celebrate this groundbreaking legacy, we are opening our doors to the public for a weeklong festival of innovative performances, talks, workshops, screenings, exhibitions, and more.

On October 1–6, 2019, join us as we reflect on a century of world-changing ideas and together imagine a new kind of future.

The Festival of New is free and open to all.
Friday, October 4 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
400 Years of Inequality Presents The Cotton Series

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Listen to this WSNR The New School Radio feature with Robert Sember, one of the organizers of the 400 Years of Inequality Committee at The New School.

The Cotton Series is a multimedia project that explores the experiences of Black women within the USA and the ways in which Black women have had to exist in this country in the past and present while trying to envision a brighter future. It functions as an investigation of Black womanhood and its unspoken sisterhood as it interacts with the many facets of living in America historically and presently. It is a collection of dance works that explores Black women’s relationships with food, Black men, family, community, love, and their overall contributions within the United States of America

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Diana Uribe

Dancer, BA Contemporary Dance 2020
Diana Uribe is a New Jersey native with a diverse dance training. She was introduced to dance at the age of three and trained in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, flamenco, and Latin styles. Her exposure to different techniques allows her to work in a wide-ranging approach. She is a contemporary... Read More →
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Havanna Fisher

Choreographer, Dancer, BA The Arts and BFA Fashion Design '14
Havanna Fisher is an emerging interdisciplinary designer and artist from Harlem whoworks across the fields of design, performing arts and film. She has a keen interest in using herskills and gifts to combine the design and art world with education to bring about politicalawareness... Read More →
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Isabella Jackson

Dancer, BA The Arts '14
Isabella Jackson is a dancer and filmmaker residing in New York City. She attended Eugene Lang College the New School for Liberal Arts and received her BA in Culture and Media and Dance.  She continues her dance career through singular projects with topics ranging from the art of... Read More →
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Jean Wakati

Jean Wakati is Sudanese natural born dancer that has trained in several dances styles such as Hip Hop, Step, and dances of the African diaspora. Her love for dance had put her in a position to study at Portland Arts and Technology High School where she furthered her dance vocabulary... Read More →
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Mariama Noguera-Devers

Dancer, BA Global Studies '17
Mariama Noguera-Devers hails from the beautiful twin-island of Trinidad and Tobago, the most Southern island of the Caribbean region. She is the Programs Manager at Art Start, a nonprofit dedicated to using the creative process to work with historically marginalized youth. Mariama... Read More →
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Na'ilah Harris

Na'ilah Harris was born in New York City and received the majority of her dance training between Harlem School of the Arts, Edge School of the Arts, and Bedford Stuyvesant Youth Arts Academy. At the collegiate level she has studied and performed with Eugene Lang at The New School... Read More →

Friday October 4, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
The Auditorium - A106