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Monday, November 8, 2010

Four Colored Women who Love Colored Women

Four Women by Nina Simone is one of my all time favorites songs and sources of performance inspiration.

See my Woe-Man piece from Last March, inspired by my life, Nina Simone's Four Women & the Music of  Lhasa De Sela (My Name) who passed away from breast cancer while I was writing and choreographing this piece.

Now I just saw this youtube clip. Kelly Price, Marsha Ambrosius, Jill Scott & Ledisi -- Four Women - Black Girls Rock! 2010 I got goose bumps, hairs standing on end. I love black women, I love WOMEN of all colors from everywhere forever and ever.

Another goose bump inducing piece from one of my Favorite Choreographers Adia Whitaker, who has a show AMPEY! premiering this week that everyone should go and see if you're in the Bay Area for the next three weekends.

“Ampey!” is a multidisciplinary theater, music and dance piece that explores the spiritual, emotional and physical disconnect between African-Americans and Continental Africans. Choreographed and written by performance artist Adia Tamar Whitaker, “Ampey!” breaks open the paradigms that each culture grasps onto in regards to identity and social construct.

1 comment:

chichi said...

The Jill/Marsha/Kelly/Ledisi performance was AMAZING.