C H O R E O G R A P H Y
I'm an investigative artist, as I continue to grow in my practice, I approach choreography from the standpoint of building an investigation. Through this exploration, I call into question the body, the mind and every intention that surrounds it in regards to the content I'm researching. It is important to me to seek to examine the emotional, political and spiritual climate that affects our daily life, and how that shapes our decision making process. Through an inquisitive lens, I hope to, by some degree, bring the spectator to a place of new revelation.
photo by Steve Zavitz
Black Being: New Creation Replica is a choreographic and improvisational exploration about coming into your born again spirit, and realizing how weighted it is as you’ve inherited over 500 years of oppression, opposition, emotional trauma, and dismissal as a person of color.
You are a new creation in Christianity, when you accept Christ, but often we take it to the extreme of casting down our physical bodies, by notion of casting down our flesh. Instead of using this notion intentionally and with understanding we apply it generally, rejecting the purpose that can be seeded and attached to that within our physical plane of existence.
The purpose of this solo is exploring the black being as a new creation, to be more specific, exploring the experience of the black christian woman.
I'm hoping that illuminating our different experiences helps shed light and understanding that history does shape our current reality, but empathy and love can be a powerful tool to shape the future.