PUSH

Raissa Simpson’s PUSH Dance Company Builds Vibrant Contemporary Dances To Gain A Deeper Understanding Of The Challenges Attributed To Mixed Heritage.

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Description

Mothership 1 of 3 is the first part of a series of works questioning national identity and collective histories through the lens of Afrofuturism. These compelling performances transport the viewer to the odd questions around how thinking of the future is almost an impossibility for some communities of color. Most of the queries are rooted in the African diaspora with constant play of shifting viewpoints on intercultural identity. The cutting-edge choreography is married with Raissa Simpson’s interdisciplinary scenography and music composition.

RUNTIME
10 minutes

PREMIERE DATE
23-25 September 2017

Credits

SCENOGRAPHY & MUSIC
Raissa Simpson

LIGHTING DESIGN
Grisel Torres

COSTUME DESIGN
Raissa Simpson

REHEARSAL DIRECTOR
Ashley Gayle

Supported by

Mothership 1 of 3 was made possible by the Zellerbach Family Foundation and Grants for the Arts. The creations of Mothership 1 of 3 was supported by the Resident Artists Incubator, a program of the African American Art & Culture Complex along with support from the African American Theater Alliance For Independence AATAIN!.