Take Root with Pioneers Go East Collective and Emilee Lord
My name’sound by Pioneers Go East Collective is a dance-theatre and film installation inspired by thought-provoking literary icon James Baldwin's Artist Manifesto. A meditation on creative agency and Queer identity, we create a space of inclusion to celebrate cross-cultural and contemporary stories of resilience and otherness, juxtaposed against censorship and isolation.
Drawing Lessons, created and performed by Emilee Lord, is an autobiographical interdisciplinary work that combines storytelling (both painful and funny), live drawing, and movement. The memories and themes discussed in the text are framed through the language of drawing practice. The choreography is taken from an exploration of the text and the gestures of the body when drawing. This piece is an exercise in loving, remembering, keeping, being, and forgiving. Original music and an old gospel standard, I Am Weary, Let Me Rest, played by Jordan Cavalier.