Choreography by: Kyle Abraham
Performed by: Matthew Baker, Tamisha Guy, Catherine Ellis Kirk, Marcella Lewis, Jeremy "Jae" Neal and Connie Shiau
Video footage and editing by: Dancing Camera
Photo credit: Photography by: Paula Court
DEAREST HOME is an interactive dance work developed in a multi-year process, focused on Loving and Longing, Love and Loss. Comprised primarily of solos and duets generated in conversation and collaboration with a variety of age groups and self-identified subcultures, HOME interweaves movement, in its most vulnerable or intimate state, with cross-cultural conversation and community action.
Dearest Home was commissioned by the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, The Hopkins Center for the Arts, and with a grant from The O’Donnell-Green Music & Dance Foundation. Additional generous support was provided by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Princess Grace Foundation-USA Special Project Grant, and The MAP Fund, supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Public support for Dearest Home was provided by The New York State Council on the Arts, and The National Endowment for the Arts. Dearest Home was developed during residencies at ASU Gammage, The Hopkins Center for the Arts, University Musical Society, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.