This dance is a queer reimagination of a creation story. What can we do together that we cannot do alone?
What can we do together that we cannot do alone? This dance duet is a queer reimagination of a creation story. With patience, tenderness, and prayer we epitomize the multiple ways that love can manifest. Intimacy facilitates straddling and queering notions of violence, care, pleasure, play, and gender. Through performance we cultivate impossible conditions as an invitation to elusive spaces where desire, guilt, grief, and love intersect. We hold the complexity and paradox of being socialized female bodies who are queer and racialized. Sometimes we share a body and sometimes we splinter into the ether — we simultaneously elevate each other and take each other down. We embody the wildest dreams of our queer ancestors.
Choreography and Performance: Makisig Akin and Anya Cloud
DJ: DJ Rafush
Dramaturgy: Maya Weinberg
Photo: Tim Richards
Length: 70 minutes
This work has been supported by creative residencies at Schloss Bröllin, The Field Center, Atlas B2, University of Colorado Boulder Department of Theatre and Dance, and Bennington College.