"Out/In Aka" is solo performance drawing upon Mitsu Salmon's grandmother Takoko's history of fleeing to the countryside after WW2 in Japan as connected to her own life. The piece will interweave sound, voice, Butoh, sculpture and fractured narratives.
Anna Martine Whitehead "SPREAD"
"SPREAD" uses dance, improvised sound, and a live installation to present audiences with a meditation on the wild expansiveness of Black time. Time in the key of Black is almost impossibly extended, invariably truncated, and often reversed, chopped, screwed, and remixed. In SPREAD, audiences are invited to consider the entirety of this relation to time. As we prepare to walk into a national future eerily reminiscent of a not-so-distant past ratcheted up by social media and reality TV, SPREAD offers a meditation on survival. If there were ever a time to study the longevity of blackness, it is now.