Music: In a Sentimental Mood by Duke Ellington and John Coltrane | Summertime by Miles Davis | Blue in Green by Miles Davis | Giant Steps by John Coltrane
Spoken Word: Cyrah Ward
Premier: Spring 2021
Imma Witness is a short film study done in collaboration with my colleagues Maggie Laszewski, Caroline Rocher Barnes, and Carlo Villanueva. With my words and voice performing as the connective tissue to their embodied studies of witnessing, I welcome the audience to see themselves inside the negative spaces provided on the screen. It is through the dual seeing of self and performer that welcome us to grapple with what it means to truly be and feel seen.
The Black Box has been awarded funding support from The Brooklyn Arts Council , Center for Performance Research, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation,
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, Exploring the Metropolis, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, The George L. Shields Foundation, The Reed Foundation,
AOH Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and Mare Nostrum Elements and LaGuardia Performing Arts Center.