OBEAH (A BLACK RITUAL)
Description of Project:
'Obeah (A Black Ritual)' is an alchemical choreography contemplating grief in the sensorium of a social gathering. The unnamed potential of depth is met with the elusiveness of deep water as sound artist Rena Anakwe and performing artist Katrina Reid propose a collective descent into the undercurrents with an insistence on superstition. Their dialogical improvisation composes an ever-expanding blackened surround, which submerges its witnesses in the dynamism of the wave—a habitat of specters and impressions—as it calls for togetherness with ardent yet detestable desire.
Premiered at 'Submerge 2017: Break Time,' at MINKA brooklyn
Curated by Ali Rosa-Salas
Presented by BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange and The Helix Queer Performance Network on November 3rd & November 4th, 2017