Desire: A Sankofa Dream (a work-in-progress) is a multi-disciplinary, site-responsive artwork centered on imagination and consent as mechanisms of survival which must be practiced rigorously.
The piece – which takes place inside a kaleidoscope – includes dancing, original text, art installation, and music. Desire: A Sankofa Dream is a sprawling fantasy, spilling out across several rooms and spaces throughout the BAX building. Witness-participants (audience members) travel at leisure from space to space to experiment with how their imagination and desires shift the kaleidoscope. (Note: some seating will be available.) Creator Maria Bauman-Morales is joined by Sharon Bridgforth as dramaturg for this work. The performance collaborators are Jasmine Hearn, Audrey Hailes, J. Bouey, Angie Pittman, Kayla Hamilton, Denise Shu Mei, and Ebony Golden with rehearsal assistance from Courtney J. Cook.
** The entrance for this showing is on 8th Street, not the normal front door entrance on 5th Avenue. **