Mecca Vazie Andrews
About the Artist
Mecca Vazie Andrews is an artist, dancer, choreographer, and educator. She has worked commercially choreographing and performing extensively for stage, theater, and music videos, creating work for The Joffrey Ballet School, LA Contemporary Dance Company, Daft Punk, Toro y Moi, Basement Jaxx, Wild Belle, Ari Up, Ricki Lake, Free City clothing, and many others.
The MOVEMENT movement was established by Andrews in 2007 with the mission to develop location inspired, diversity embracing and activism motivated alternative performance experiences. The MOVEMENT movement has been commissioned to share their work at museums, galleries and artful happenings including Pacific Standard Time, REDCAT, The Art of Elysium, 356 Mission Rd., LACMA, The Hammer Museum, LACE, and The Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Department. Mecca is Represented by Go To Talent Agency
BLACK FIRE SESSIONS AT THE BROAD - July 17, 2019
Los Angeles Black artists of the '60s and '70s created performances and installations to imbue their art and the everyday life of their communities with African rituals and traditions. In doing so, they transformed how art forms and artists were defined. Drawing from the radical experimentation pioneered by artists of the Black Arts Movement, this two-part series celebrating The Broad’s exhibition, Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power features live music by innovators of free jazz alongside younger artists at the intersections of jazz, R&B, electronic, hip-hop, and soul. The title takes its inspiration from LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka) and Larry Neal’s Black Fire: An Anthology of Afro-American Writing. Tickets include access to the Soul of a Nation special exhibition and The Broad's third floor galleries during the event.