Based on Hector’s relationship to race and classical ballet, Black Ballerina is a powerful exploration of identity, and the unconscious ways we try to blend in.
The piece is a stark, vulnerable journey through the contradictions within this classical form, courageously exploring how the context of white culture has influenced Hector’s relationship to her own blackness and indigeneity. Her performance embraces hybridity, showcasing her dance and cultural perspectives through cinematic tableaus. At its core, the piece examines how the minority body is seen on stage.
Creator and Performer: Syreeta Hector - Movement Dramaturge: Seika Boye - Outside Eye: J. Adam Brown - Set Design: Wesley Mckenzie - Sound Design / Music: Gregory Reid, A Tribe Called Red, Jeremy Dutcher, Kendrick Lamar, XRNA - Lighting Design: Noah Feaver - Stage Management: Kiera Shaw - Residency: workspacebrussels