Rena Anakwe's Lifting the Ground Up

4 May (17:00)
- 5 May (17:00)
Rena Anakwe's Lifting The Ground Up
Rena Anakwe's Lifting the Ground Up

⌚️2024-05-04 17:00:00 –
🏢Hearst Plaza At Lincoln Center

There are two ways to access this free event:
1. General Admission, first-come first-served. Just show up!
2. Fast Track, opening the Monday before the event at noon.

Lifting the Ground Up [iter.02] is a site-specific, public performance art ritual inspired by the element of earth and incorporates sound, visuals, plants, and scent. Through the restoration of native ecology, land stewardship, and communal care, it is a durational tribute to the communities of San Juan Hill. The project began in fall 2023 with a communal performance art ritual led by interdisciplinary artist, performer, and healer Rena Anakwe. The ritual was performed to prepare the land for a native planting ceremony with local NYC residents. On May 4, 2024, the plants will be revisited with a welcoming ritual and the project will close with a collaborative sound (healing) circle performance, featuring: Rena Anakwe, Darian Donovan Thomas, Olani Ewunnet, Sugar Vendil and William Alexander. Plants will be given away to continue their life cycles throughout NYC.

30 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York,


More interesting events: