Black Dance Stories is exactly what it sounds like and precisely what we need right now. It’s a distillation of insightful moments in post-performance talkbacks spliced with casual conversations you once shared over drinks, plus powerful sentiments you’re overhearing now at BLM protests.
Maura covers The Bessies, MR AoCC Studies Project, AmericanAF, Jasmine Hearn & Mariana Valencia, and Cynthia Oliver’s world premiere of “Virago-Man Dem”
Stormy talks to Cynthia Oliver and David Thomson about Tere O’Connor’s “Sister” (American Realness, Jan. 9 and 11, 2015)
Last week Cynthia Oliver and I spoke about her latest duet dance work, BOOM!, which premiered at New York Live Arts in October. I was compelled by the way one aesthetic or singular movement exploration blended into the next, the boldness of Oliver’s decisions in