TAKE 5: Five questions answered by activity organizers on Open Field this summer
Name: Kenna-Camara Cottman
Occupation: Black American Griot
City/Neighborhood: NORTHSIDE! Minneapolis
Open Field Activity: West African Drum and Dance
Description: drumming and dancing on the earth under the open sky, the way our ancestors intended it!
Date of Activity: Aug 5, 2011 from 3-5 pm
Check it out on the Open Field calendar of events!
1) What’s your favorite public space, in the Twin Cities or beyond?
any regular street that gets turned into a block party or a basketball court, and then you have to stop the game to let cars pass by
2) How did you find out about Open Field and why did you decide to host your own activity on Open Field?
I just liked the “town square” idea of the Open Field, and I wanted to see if we could get a West African street party kind of vibe going on.
3) If you could learn any skill on Open Field, what would it be?
Acrobatics that I can put into my African dance solos
4) What is the ideal audience for your Open Field activity?
people that like to dance barefoot on the ground – fearless dancers
5) If Open Field had a mascot, who/what would it be?
a chicken. because i have fond memories of practicing outside in West Africa and dodging chickens while dancing