Black Voices Boston: Our Stories in Words and Movement showcases stories from seven members of the Boston area’s Black communities and their meaningful movement sequences co-created with Afro-Colombian choreographer Rafael Palacios.
Black Voices Boston is a storytelling and movement project featuring seven short works based on personal stories co-created by seven individuals from Boston's Black communities and Afro-Colombian choreographer Rafael Palacios. The works premiere in a virtual showcase on December 6; we invite you to watch and share these meaningful moments!
Rafael Palacios -- Artistic Director of acclaimed Afro-Colombian dance company Sankofa Danzafro, whose motto is "dance to be heard, rather than to be seen" -- created the process among his company in Colombia to build community, to keep his artists engaged during COVID-19 lockdowns, and to honor personal stories inspired by racial justice movements around the world. Black Voices tapped company members’ ancestral roots to create works that connected stories of Afro-Colombian peoples to those of the African continent and its Diaspora.
Commissioned here by Celebrity Series of Boston, Black Voices begins an international journey to create a body of work that is anchored by words and motion, and built on ideals of social bonding, personal growth, and the positioning of local cultures in global dynamics.
Free, registration suggested but not required.
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Post-performance talk TBD.