spiral into the depths, exploration awaits , the bottom of the ocean illuminated



cyan cian is performance artist and dancer, Paris Cian Williams. cyan cian is working with and through various interdisciplinary forms of movement, film, photography, and sound. Rooted from New Orleans and raised in Los Angeles, she is in motion throughout the United States, Germany, and London. cyan’s creative work has been described as obsession in process, meditative conjuring, and formations of love and lineage. Her practice crosses at the intersections of Black girlhood, ecology, and spirituality, centering re-memory and repetition play through Black (queer) feminist methodologies. Performance exhibitions/installations, practices, and organizing include Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, Eleanor D. Wilson Museum Virginia, Radical XChange, Saint Heron, BlackGirlGeniusWeek/SOLHOT, No)one. Art House LA, and Dancing Grounds. cyan cian received her BFA/BA in Dance with a concentration in social justice, gender women’s studies from Hollins University (2018) and is a current candidate in the Masters of Fine Arts in Choreography program at Roehampton University, London, U.K

small poems / love spells

where does it take you

below in the lake





how does one survive in these waters?

Release the tactics once known

And breathe

Come up for air

When necessary

we are not

And, we are.


I slowly closed my eyes, inhale, exhale, in the dirt I stand. Toes curled in fertilizer, drinking the wisdom of my foremothers. We are one. Many and all. Light enters my arches, trickling upward stream, current waves of energetic healing and resistance flows through me. To my knee cap, hips, torso, arms lumbar spine, head, light enters through my arches. From the ground up, I take root, blooming from seed.


We are not

And, we are



Strong and sturdy.

We dive into the spiral

Swimming shadow, through –

 wandering glimpses

See ourselves seeing

affirmation 8:44:

who can tell me I am not? I am of poetics. I am of love. 








ancient lagoon

sea rising

sea rising

she says it's time to listen to shore.

This is ground, root, work

Home -work

This is home

Theres change here, happening

© 2020 created by paris cian