7:00 PM (ends at 9:30 PM)
Better Versions of Prayers
Choreographed by J’Sun Howard
Performed by Dedrick “Deddy Bank” Gray
Working on Better Versions of Prayers makes a space for black boy joy. A poetic testimony that miracles erupt at any moment. Through self-portraits, ecstasy, and forms of floating–disappearing, hollowing, and possession–this work also flirts with notions of divine radical presence and how it holyficates.
Improvised by Keisha Bennett
Composed and Improvised by Katie Ernst & Jessica Marasa
Evergreen takes inspiration from trees whose leaves remain year round. With this lifegiving strategy at heart, bassist Katie Ernst and Jessica Marasa use their improvisational interests to practice the possibility of continuity. This possibility employs the process increasing one’s willingness to trust the life in each moment as it arises, remains and passes away.