Black Bodies Sonata (Chez Bushwick Summer 2017)

Film                                                                            6 minutes                                                                     Duet performed by Kayla Farrish and Nikolas Owens                     Choreographed, Directed, and Editing: Kayla Farrish                           Camera Work: Deborah Corrales and Hannah Wendel                                    Premiere at Center for Performance Research in Brooklyn September 2017
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Shared- Chez Bushwick Residency Performance at Center for Performance Research Bushwick Open Studios- Chez Bushwick September 2017

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?