Join the VITAL Health team at Dix Park on Saturday, May 22 for two free live performances of “Crisis Materials,” a movement and spoken word piece that unpacks how COVID-19 and the social unrest in our nation has affected our collective mental health. It also sheds light on the history of the land at park, specifically the Dix Park Cemetery.
“Crisis Materials” LIVE is also a means of recognizing Mental Health Awareness Month, a national movement to raise awareness about mental health. NAMI Wake County has several resources and some events planned.
The performances will take place at Flowers Field next to the cemetery beginning at 4 and 5:15 p.m., with a performative interaction with cemetery attendants including Stacey L. Kirby at the cemetery entrance.
There is capacity for 50 seated attendees for each performance. Please register for the performance time you prefer. If you are coming in a group of more than two, it’s asked that each person in your group register.
“Crisis Materials” features an original poem from Johnny Lee Chapman, III, movement from Anthony Otto Nelson, Jr. and VITAL Health flowers made by community members from across the state of North Carolina. These flowers were created during 25 virtual and in-person workshops held during the last year.
Support for this performance comes from the Dix Park Conservancy and NAMI Wake County.