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
- The piece will performed for a second time in Spring 2018 [forthcoming]