TAKE ROOT - January: Nia & Ness | Misaki Hayama
Valerie Green/Dance Entropy
TAKE ROOT, now in its 12th season, nurtures dance artists at established stages in their careers, pairing them in a split bill or full evening-length program. This monthly series supports dance makers’ experimentation and growth with support to present their work to the public. Take Root will present 12 aesthetically diverse artists among seven performances Jan-June 2021.
Available January 22nd on a donation-made basis. For more information and donation links, please visit https://www.greenspacestudio.org/january2021
About the Work:
home. is Nia & Ness's second evening-length dance-poetry piece that deeply explores our daily realities as an out Black, lesbian couple. With this work, we posit that our bodies are our homes, collecting stories like dust and decor as we move through the world. This work also recognizes that as out Black lesbians, our bodies themselves put our literal, shared home on display every time we walk out of its doors. From sharing our everyday experiences with “micro” aggressions to making visible the impacts of violence, we go there with this work. We hope you'll join us.
Misaki Hayama presents Warabe Uta for the January 2021 performances of Take Root. "Warabe Uta" are traditional Japanese songs, similar to nursery rhymes often sung as part of children's games. The dance pieces created and presented here explore this hidden history and show how the past has influenced new generations to find their future paths.