After Dancing While Black: 
With Fists, With Hands (NPmo 1/30)

04/01/2017 | TIMOTHY VEIT JONES | FACEBOOK

Dancing While Black: 
with fists, with hands
Curated by former BAX AIR Paloma McGregor
featuring work by the 2017 Dancing While Black Fellows:
Kesha McKey, Melanie Greene, Katrina Reid, Brittany Williams, Jaimé Dzandu, Maritza Mercado-Narcisse, and Joya Powell – Movement of the People Dance Company

An excavation
of experiences
of ancestry

tattooed
to bone
exposed

the pulling of tissue
movement of muscle
enshrinement

voices of foremothers
voices of forefathers
voices of the living
voices of the dead

a conjuring
embodied knowledge
told through limb

we pour what we can
give thanks for inheritance

this body
this blood
a communion of saints

family
a forgiveness
of sins

ancestry
the life everlasting

Amen
Ache