Collaborators and Guest Artists

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d. Sabela grimes aka Ovasoul7

Sablea is a multi-hyphenated artist, choreographer and educator whose work transforms speech and sound into a visual performance with movement that is electric on transmission. In addition to performing internationally with Rennie Harris Puremovement, Sabela has conceived and presented a body of dance theater work that proactively seeks to expand beyond contemporary notions of Hip Hop culture and aesthetics. Sabela’s performance work and pedagogical approach reveal his vested interest in the physical and meta-physical efficacies of Black dance practices.  He created and continues to cultivate a technique-based approach to learning Black dance vernacular dances/dance forms called Funkamentals, which he teaches at UCLA in the World Arts and Cultures/Dance Department.

Meena Murugesan is a choreographer, dancer, video artist, and arts educator based in Los Angeles. Meena creates experimental non-linear narratives with moving images at the intersection of live performance, video art, and activism. Meena is currently designing multi-channel video installations for live performance with choreographers Marjani Forte-Saunders, Sita Frederick, d. Sabela grimes, D’Lo, and has created video art for Embodiment Project since 2016.

Tigre Bailando

Tigre Bailando is a multi-disciplinary artist born and raised in Philadelphia, now based out of Oakland, California.  Tigre Bailando’s installation work has been featured at art & music festivals across the globe, includingLightning in a Bottle, Envision Festival,Electric Forest & Rainbow Serpent. He performs interactive mask theater on city streets across the world and teaches mask-making and performance techniques to students from pre-school to adulthood. Tigre is a core member of the butoh inspired performance companyBad Unkl Sista and has been performing with Embodiment Project since 2015.

 

Lighting and Set design by JENNYB of shadylady Lighting 

Jennyb is an installation artist and owner of Shady Lady Lighting (http://shadyladylighting.biz ) She has created a name for herself by designing mind blowing lighting effects and projecting strong conceptual images. As an artist, Jennyb transforms discarded or secondhand materials repurposing them for new uses as both a critique on excessive waste and a means to honor Mother Nature.

Jennyb and Shady Lady Lighting have designed shows for Destiny Arts for 20 years and the International Hip Hop Festival for over a decade. For Lizz Roman Dancers, she curated site specific video installations and created immersive performance experiences using minimal lighting and set design. Jennyb also toured internationally with Morcheeba, Cornershop, Quannum Records world tour as the Production Designer and was responsible for both set and lighting design. She is very proud the lighting designer for all the Glide Memorial Church of SF large events to continue to support the efforts of over coming hunger with dignity.

Jennyb would like to thank embodiment project dancers and director for including me in this powerful expression towards peace and healing.