Performance, collaborative research, and teaching for health, justice, and community-building.

It is In You performances are created responsively to an event and its audience, to spark dialogue and offer new lenses on the intersections of cultural arts and embodied learning in pursuit of healing and justice. Methods include a weaving of dance, poetry, and live story performance, often either interactive or intimate with audiences.

 

Examples

Alliance of Carolinians Together (ACT) Against Coal Ash State Summit, keynote on "Environmental Health Storytelling and Stress Management for Organizers" Elon University, 2018

Contemplative Worship + Performance Commissions: "Artist Sermons" with dance, biblical + scriptural storytelling, sacred poetry. InterPlay + Taize Contemplative Services for Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, 2015-17; Eno River UU Fellowship co-leader for Health, Disease, Community Care service, 2017; Advocate Church Advent Artist Sermon, 2017--ongoing

Coal Ash Clean Up Prayer + Performance host (spoken word, group ritual / movement for prayer vigils, press conferences), Governor's Mansion and State Department of Environmental Quality Hearing, Alliance of Carolinians Together Against Coal Ash, 2016--ongoing

Health Justice / Environmental Justice Sit-In Performances (film), Governor's Office, Old State Capitol (poetry/spoken word, min 31:00), 2014

International Women's Day Raleigh performances/workshops and NC One Billion Rising (dance, poetry, interactive performance for women's health justice and anti-violence initiatives), 2013, 2014

"Blurring the Lines" Egg in Nest Studios with Jenny Eggleston at Halle Cultural Arts Center (dancer, facilitator for event linking region's professional artists, responding to/adapting children's visual art/poetry in music, dance, spoken word, graffiti), 2011, 2012

Labyrinth Dedication for UNC Hospitals' Lineberger Cancer Center (dancer/choreographer), 2011

WomenNC, United Nations sendoff with NC Sec of State Elaine Marshall (Emcee & Performer, dance/Rumi poetry), 2010, 2011

PBS September 11 Ten-year commemoration with NC Symphony, Gov. Bev Perdue (selected Interfaith youth address in prayer/poetry), 2011

Interfaith Healing Services for persons facing illness, at Yavneh, Avila, and St. Francis Communities (dance + Lao Tzu, Rumi, Hafiz + historic women poets' spiritual works, various scriptures), 2011-ongoing

Wake County School Diversity Initiatives Sit-In at Board of Education (poetry min 38:40, also see 34:10), 2010

"Each of Us Becomes Them," Carolina Creative Campus Project on Criminal Justice and the Death Penalty (choreographer/dancer), 2008

"What Comes After is an Act of Will," Triangle Dance Festival for AIDS, piece on HIV stigma and global medicine access (choreographer/dancer), 2006