Black Bodies Sonata
Black Bodies Sonata (Live Duet Version)- April 2018
Spring Series 2018 Movement Research at the Judson Church - April 9th
Live Dance Performance
Black Bodies Sonata is a duet peering into the humanization and dehumanization of black bodies reflecting what are the layers, trauma, and methods of survival in the black experience. The live performance transferred and elaborated from my recent dance film, "Black Bodies Sonata", looks at black politicized bodies in predominantly white spaces. The juxtapositions of finding our flight, freedom, identity, voice, along with how quickly we are forgotten flesh, images of fear, and formed by society to accommodate to survive. I just wanted to see images and ideas of our experiences, and to question what life do we imagine beyond this?
Duet Performers: Kayla Farrish and Nikolas Owens Music: Steve Anderson, Joey Bada$$, and Childish Gambino Text: Inspired by institutionalized racism, police brutality, and the black experience. 16 minutes