A dominating thread of grief and healing wound its way through La MaMa Moves! 2021 and most of the artists brought song and storytelling into a festival that, as curator Nicky Paraiso acknowledged was full of resilient artists “making work that is essential and true to this pivotal moment in time.”
Maura covers The Bessies, MR AoCC Studies Project, AmericanAF, Jasmine Hearn & Mariana Valencia, and Cynthia Oliver’s world premiere of “Virago-Man Dem”
These ugly feelings: disgust, animatedness, mourning, are radical in their fugitivity.
How will we ever go back after the planting that guest curator Eva Yaa Asentawaa sowed during last week’s “the skeleton architecture, or the future of our worlds?”