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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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THE MOTLEY EXPERIMENT

THE MOTLEY EXPERIMENT is an evening-length multimedia dance choreographed by Raissa Simpson. Inspired by Jazz Modernist and Harlem Renaissance figure Archibald Motley Jr., the dance piece tells the story of one woman’s hidden life and crossing color-lines.

Photo by Deeksha Prakash

CREATIVE TEAM

Raissa Simpson

Director

Idris Ackamoor

Composer
PUSH Dancer Ashley Gayle

Ashley Gayle

Featured Performer
PUSH Dance Sebastian Saephanh

Sebastian Saephanh

Featured Performer

Jeremie Secrease

Featured Performer
Band Member

Sandra Poindexter

Violins, Vocals, Percussions
Band Member

Bobby Cobb

Guitar, Vocals, Percussions
Band Member

Josh Jones

Drums, Percussions
Band Member

Charles Thomas

Electric Bass
Band Member

Tony Price

Congas and Percussions

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