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"Untamed Space" by André M. Zachery/Renegade Performance Group

"Untamed Space" by André M. Zachery/Renegade Performance Group


André M. Zachery/Renegade Performance Group


Danspace Project
131 East 10th Street
New York, NY 10003


Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 8:00pm daily through September 30, 2017



André M. Zachery/Renegade Performance Group

Half hour long pre-show discussions will take place each night at 7pm! Facilitators for the discussions include:
Rosamond S. King (Thursday, September 28)
Dr. Nadine George-Graves (Friday, September 29)
André Zachery (Saturday, September 30)

In Untamed Space, Renegade Performance Group artistic director and choreographer André M. Zachery calls upon his familial lineage in the Southern United States and Haiti and his upbringing on the south side of Chicago to construct an interdisciplinary performance about “marooning” in the 21st Century.

Historically, maroon colonies were liberated communities of Africans who escaped to hills, mountains, and forests upon their arrival to the Americas in the 17th and 18th centuries. Untamed Space considers the spiritual dimensions of maro​on colonies and, in Zachery’s own words,​ “how the creation of those impassible spaces has influenced contemporary identities of African-blooded people in the Americas.​”

This is Zachery’s latest foray under his AFROFUTURISM series, an ongoing artistic investigation exploring and reinterpreting Black signifiers and culture through technology with a contemporary perspective. Untamed Space covers the trajectory of marooning across time and space: starting in Haiti, moving to Mississippi, and, as Zachery explains, “arriving at my point of departure in Chicago, and into the Afrofuture.”

Performers: Kentoria Earle, Candace Thompson, Nehemoyia Young, and André M. Zachery.
Artistic Director/Choreographer/Visual Media Designer: André M. Zachery
Composer/Sound Artist: Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste
Lighting Designer: Carol Mullins
Costume/Visual Designer: Joy Havens
Dramaturge: Rosamond S. King
Musical Contributor: King Britt

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