Time to Talk is a multimedia dance piece rooted in research on American history, dance history, racial identity formation, and systemic racism. It is inspired by Davalois Fearon's own experience of oppression and racial bias within academia that she encountered in 2015. Dynamic fluid dance, live music, poetry, and visual art are used as tools to bring attention to inequalities within the dance field and society at large. Time to Talk aims to encourage audience members to question how they may knowingly or unknowingly contribute to maintaining social norms that support the status quo of inequity. Visit davaloisfearon.com/time-to-talk for more information.
Creator, Artistic Director, Choreographer, and Performer: Davalois Fearon
Co-Creator, Composer and performer: Mike McGinnis
“Skin” by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, Arranged by Mike McGinnis & sang by Davalois Fearon
Artist/Projectionist: André Zachery
Lighting: Sarah Hamilton
Videography and Editing: Jake Neuman, Mitchel Noffke (Black Market Dance and Film)