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Mondays with Milford

Yara Martial Arts Movements: Healing Arts

January 18–24, 2021

“Yara is a Yoruba word that means to be “nimble” or “flexible”. Actually it’s spontaneous improvised, and it’s reacting according to that particular situation. Yara is composed basically of West African dance movement. Warrior movement. A lot of movements that influenced me over the years. And to me it was only natural, just to flow into this type of movement, since it was part of my culture and lifestyle.”
— Milford Graves


Cover: Milford Graves. Photo courtesy of the artist.
January 18–24, 2021

Category

  • Screening

Program Info

Free
All Ages

Sponsored by

Major support for Milford Graves: A Mind-Body Deal provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, with additional support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Joseph Robert Foundation.

Venue

Online

Presented by

Milford Graves: A Mind-Body Deal, organized and presented by Ars Nova Workshop and Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania (ICA).

Yara Martial Arts Movements: Healing Arts
Screening program

  • Movements in the Snow​ (c. 1990)
    Private VHS Tape
    Runtime: 10:34
  • Yara Group Warm Ups and Clapping​ (c. 1990)
    Private VHS Tape
    Runtime: 1:58:03
  • African Festival Yara Prep​ (1984)
    Private VHS Tape
    Runtime: 1:57:45
  • Yara Spring/Summer​ (1988)
    Private VHS Tape
    Runtime: 38:10

September 28, 2020 – January 24, 2021

Mondays with Milford

  • Screening
  • Series

Mondays with Milford

Bi-weekly screenings of rare digital footage from Milford Graves’s archives, along with additional video selections and dialogues that contextualize Graves’s practice.