Median is a work exploring the notion of race in a “post-racial” society. Using Al Young’s poem ‘A Dance for Militant Dilettantes’ and Ralph Ellison’s novel ‘Invisible Man’ as entry points, the piece takes a raw approach to format, where text, music, and movement are all on equal footings of expression. The collective explicitly lays out the work's ideas about race and identity and challenges the audience to draw their own conclusions.
Choreography: Chafin Seymour in collaboration with the perfomers
Performer/Collaborators: Kirsten Flores-Davis, Cameron McKinney, Chistian Valentin Morel, Chafin Seymour
Music: W.A. Mozart as interpreted by Booby McFerrin & Chick Corea, Actress, Arvo Pärt, Jay-Z, El Michels Affair, Evian Christ
Text: Ralph Ellison as read by Peter Francis James & from Chris Rock's Bigger & Blacker
Sound Design: Chafin Seymour