Invisible:imprints of Racism (see below) was created to give a sense of community in ways that cross racial bounds, and in the talkbacks afterward to ensure people are seen and heard. The piece also has application in housing, where issues of racial discrimination have existed for a long time. We have been performing Invisible to create a platform for discussion and conversation in this divided city, and others. For the Stable Ground residency we would like to perform the piece outdoors or in a community-based building, accompanied by a barbecue that would be put on by a youth catering program based at the Franklin Field Development. The performance would begin/introduced by Tu Phan, a Vietnamese poet from Dorchester to address the issues of housing in Boston.
Invisible: Imprints of Racism Description — an hour-long piece that explores the embedded psychosocial and racial challenges that permeate life in America. This deeply thoughtful and multidimensional production features nine dancers who mesh various styles of movement to create a kinesthetic language influenced Hip Hop and modern dance. Merged with this professional group of dancers is a trio of Boston’s top poets whose stories weave simultaneously alongside the movement. The work is followed by a facilitated discussion with the audience to give voice to the issues at hand.