Repertory

For more information please review our PRESS KIT: EPK 2018 

ANCIENT CHILDREN 

6-7 Dancers Time: 70 minutes

Premiered in September 2017, commissioned by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco, CA).  Ancient Children uses street dance, live song, choreo-poetry, and documentary theater to explore a timely conversation on the school-to-prison pipeline, childhood trauma, Restorative Justice, race, power and healing as a call to action.

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 SEED LANGUAGE  

7-8 dancers Time: 65 minutes

Premiered in April 2013 at the A.C.T. Geary Theater (San Francisco, CA). Seed Language, which uses documentary theater to embody voices and spirits of formidable racial justice visionaries including Black Lives Matter’s Alicia Garza, Black Panther leader Ericka Huggins and Dr. Joy Degruy, author of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome. Valerie Troutt’s vocal ensemble, MoonCandy and Embodiment Project’s virtuosic street dance combine to reinvent the genre political musical theater.

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CHALK OUTLINES 

6-7 dancers Time: 62 minutes

Premiered in November 2013 at the Palace of Fine Arts (San Francisco, CA). Chalk Outlines is a hip hop dance theater production that interweaves street dance, poetry, live song, and documentary theater in response to the Black Lives Matter Movement. This piece received an Isadora Duncan Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement Music/ Sound/Text and was nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Performance – Company.

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HOUSE OF MATTER 

7-8 dancers Time: 24 minutes

Premiered in May 2012 at the ODC Theater (San Francisco, CA). House of Matter uproots traditional notions of gender, power, and manhood through high-energy street dance, live music, spoken word, theater, and interactive video. Featuring critically acclaimed hip hop artist, d. Sabela Grimes, legendary vocalist gina Breedlove, House of Matter electrifies, provokes, and mobilizes.

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PRAISE 

5-6 dancers Time: 20 minutes

Premiered in August 2013 at the Deadalus Festival, Elizabethan Stage (Ashland, OR).  PRAISE is a highly physical hip hop production that showcases various party dances and traditions including popping, house, classic hip hop, bboying/bgirling, and waacking. PRAISE also includes captivating freestyle performances and communicates an uplifting message of unity, action, and strength.

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