As part of our insistence on wellness even now, we’ve been creating. Creating Desire: A Sankofa Dream and preparing our sharing of excerpts has been a sanctuary for our team of Black and Queer makers and collaborators.
Shouts-out the amazing dance collaborators who are offering their Soul Power, with Maria, through this piece: Audrey Hailes, Courtney Cook, Wendell Gray, Johnnie Cruise Mercer, Angie Pittman and Ziiomi Law! What audacious beings!
Desire: A Sankofa Dream is being developed with support from the Urban Bush Women Choreographic Center Initiative funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Ford Foundation. This work is also sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC). It has also been fostered by a DiP residency, with tireless support from Eva Yaa Asantewaa, Sarah A.O. Rosner and Beaudau Banks. And the piece got its start at Brooklyn Arts Exchange when Maria was an Artist in Residence there. We’re grateful!