the Shore:in/SIGHT is a multidisciplinary performance ritual, investigating the embodied activation of prayer within cosmic Blackness, dark space. This piece seeks to combine dance, film, poetry, sonic repetition, and audience participation within the healing of darkness with visual meditation, movement, and storytelling. Here in this space, Black and queer artists create portals, spaces of ceremony, celebration, prayer. We gather in darkness, to engage in storytelling about our Mutha’s, home, land, time, spatiality, and water - our beginnings and our changes. Here, is praise and worship Here, is my people created in Performing Arts Residency 2021, Contemporary Arts Center
Creative Direction, Choreography, Editing - paris cyan cian
Cameron Mitchell-Ware - Creative Producer
Chanice Diante + Abeo Tibbs - Movement Collaborators
Jazzmyne Cry - Costume Design
Cinematography - Kelli Scates + Drake Matlock
Lighting Design - Jo Nazori
experimental moving image; nonlinear conversation with my grandmother(s), as Black land, Black space, Black futures and possibilities.
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- Toni Morrison, Beloved
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Midwest Radfest (2019)
ACDA Informal (2016)