PERFORMANCE

photo credit: Briheda Haylock

photo credit: Briheda Haylock

Kyana Brindle is a performing artist from New York City. She has worked collaboratively and as a solo artist, premiering her one-woman show 'Between Spaces' at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. She has been a member of various artist collectives, including Nfinit Foundation Arts, and has performed for years as a poet, vocalist and actor. She has used creative engagement as tools for social change, facilitating workshops with youth and adults in educational and community spaces. Her work addresses themes of healing and identity, reframing of personal and cultural narratives, and spiritual and artistic practice. Recent live performances focus on the use of ritual elements to create spaces which facilitate shared experiences of healing. 

 

Recent Work

 

Find You
BANG TEMPLE  no. 2 | scratch(es) at Brooklyn Art Store, NYC 2017

An exploration of death and release through chanting, movement & ritual

photo credit: Georgette Brindle

photo credit: Georgette Brindle

 

I Am The Lovers: A Healing Ritual of the Tarot
Image Factory Art Foundation, Belize 2017

A performance exploring themes of The Lovers tarot card

 

I Am The Lovers at Introversion.Extroversion.Performance
Wildfire art space, Belize 2017

photo credit: Cayo Scoop

photo credit: Cayo Scoop

 

Legacy/Love
Image Factory Art Foundation, Belize 2016

A meditation on self-love inspired by Nina Simone, Yemaya, Oshún and ancestral practice

 

Altared @ Empyrean: An Exploration of the 4 Brahma Viharas through Ritual, Sound & Movement
Kyana Brindle and Jamaul Roots
Empyrean Art Center, Belize 2015

A performance movement through the four Buddhist sublime states of metta (loving-kindness), karuna (compassion), mudita (appreciative joy) and upekkha (equanimity), using sitting meditation, healing elements and ritual

photo credit: Roland Xavier

photo credit: Roland Xavier

 

Altared @ LAB2
Kyana Brindle and Jamaul Roots
Image Factory Art Foundation, Belize 2015

A ritual exploration of duality, healing and release performed at the Image Factory LAB experimental art series curated by Katie Numi Usher

 

Naked Layers
Developed with Novel Idea of Nfinit Foundation Arts, a multimedia film project exploring vulnerability, body image, identity, and representations of black women

Naked Layers was exhibited in Looking to the Self, Looking Into Others: An Intersectional Conversation hosted by Garner Arts Center and ArtShape Mammoth at the Garner Arts Festival 2017

photo credit: Novel Idea

photo credit: Novel Idea

 

Contact

kyana[at]kyanabrindle[dot]org