Black Like Me: An Exploration of the Word Nigger
A multi-sensory dance work that explores the reverb of a single word in a global community. It considers the effects of the word nigger, all its permutations, its history and its casual use in Hip Hop culture. Comprised of 5 sections created in collaboration with two of America’s leading Black media-design technologists, original sound composition and an iconic activist; it asks if it is possible to redefine a word that was intended to belittle a people.
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Keeper of Sadness (work-in-progress)
Keeper of Sadness aims to give voice to the pain that lays dormant in the bellies of so many women of color. It will give voice to the voices ignored throughout history—often self-suffocated as a means of survival—and further divulge the pain marginalized women have genetically recycled without the ability to purge.
"While in the early stages of the creative process for Black Like Me: An Exploration of the Word Nigger, I experienced a deep sadness that often left me paralyzed with exhaustion, frustration, and anger. I spent days weeping and nights trying to make sense of it all. Out of it came the desire to develop and explore the pain I found so difficult to put into words."