Performed at: Ada Studio Berlin
How do I confront myself? How do I move? How do I challenge the paradoxes of hypervisibility: power and vulnerability, detectable yet obscured? How can your idea of me begin to encapsulate all the complexities and pluralities of who I am and what I experience? My Black dancing body: a place of trauma, resistance, controversy, transformation, liberation and contradiction. This piece, a work-in-progress, attempts to tackle the realities of black bodies in predominantly white spaces. It asks the questions, How and when will the black body be free to understand, perceive and accept itself outside the terrain of the white imagination? Will the black body ever look into the mirror and see only itself?