Chez Bushwick Presents: 2Night Show at CPR UArts/Chez Bushwick Field Study Nov 22, 2013 7:30pm PART I
Program Notes from CPR (NYC)*: “No Introduction” is a triptych of a duet that is branched in an idea rooted in identity, specifically exploring how we identify with societal norms about beauty. Our frustration with this idea of ‘other versus dominant culture’ motivated us to compare beauty to others by exposing the vulnerabilities of the inferior. Race is included in this dialogue; “As a black woman with light skin, I am usually culturally ambiguous to the eye. I am interested in using black face because there is something internal that happens to me when I put it on and perform with it. I become pinpointed and obviously ‘other,’ I become truly categorized as black” (Pina). Our research has sparked meaningful conversations that we would like to share.
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Choreographers and Performers: Arielle Pina and Shari Williams