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.”
There is a general consensus that this moment can’t restore power to a people who aren’t in the room. But perhaps it can deflate the confidence of a narrative that props up those in power?
This idea of American desire and what’s encapsulated in that is this reckoning, but, also holding the truths of being white in American culture means you have to hold the history of being an oppressor. But, then, how do you hold that?
Please do not disturb the loving respectfulness. Please take off your shoes.
Brooklyn Studios for Dance launches on Monday, April 27th. More information, including a full schedule of events, can be found at bksd.org.
Tatyana Tenenbaum’s new work “Private Country” premieres at The Chocolate Factory next week.
Tatayana Tenenbaum shares thoughts from her most recent process.