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'Obeah (A Black Ritual)' [performance] | Directed by Jonathan Gonzalez | Featuring Katrina Reid and Rena Anakwe


Description of Project:

Contributed as a performer/vocalist/sound designer

Directed by Jonathan González
Featuring Rena Anakwe, Chazz Bruce, Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste and Jonathan González

In his new work, ZERO, Jonathan González fabulates upon the grounds of Danspace Project’s location, St. Marks Church in-the-Bowery, and expands upon two years of research on grief and the choreographer’s participation in Dancing Platform Praying Grounds: Blackness, Churches, and Downtown Dance (Danspace Project Platform 2018).

Structurally informed by the four cardinal directions and seasons, four performers, Rena Anakwe, Chazz Bruce, Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, and González-continue in the legacy of vandalisms of the Church as a cast of thieves taken by the architecture and its shadows: the rumored slave gallery balconies and its cemetery grounds.



  • Premiered as part of the Spring 2018 season, at Danspace Project on April 12th, April 13th & April 14th, 2018
    The creation of ZERO was made possible, in part, by the Danspace Project 2017-18 Commissioning Initiative, with support from The Jerome Foundation

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