Desire: A Sankofa Dream (a work-in-progress) is a multi-disciplinary, site-responsive artwork celebrating desire, imagination/fantasy, consent and belonging-making as queer people of color survival technologies.
The larger piece – which takes place inside a metaphoric kaleidoscope – includes dancing, original text, art installation and music across several rooms within a venue. For the three-week Gibney DiP residency, creator Maria Bauman-Morales is workshopping a few components within one studio and she is inviting us to be Witness-Participants in an open rehearsal. Please come see and add to some of these performance experiments; your presence and thoughts will help develop the larger work as it continues to grow!
Award-winning writer and ritual/jazz theatre creator Sharon Bridgforth is dramaturg for this work and will be in from Los Angeles for the residency and open rehearsal. Paloma McGregor, artist-scholar for Desire: A Sankofa Dream, will moderate a discussion about the work’s themes and witness-participants’ observations after the open rehearsal.