Performance and collaborative research 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 art, embodiment, healing, and justice. Methods include a weaving of dance, poetry, and live story performance, often either interactive or intimate with audiences.

 

Examples

Contemplative Worship + Performance Commissions: Dance, Biblical Storytelling + Poetry, including quarterly InterPlay + Taize Services at 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

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

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