Julie Moock Black Girl Linguistic Play

(!) Although the work is entitled Black Girl Linguistic Play, it does not feature any dialogue. This implies that bodily movement is a realm of language on its own. Using the culturally tied dances as a replacement for verbal communication provides power to the African American dancers. The work conveys that black women should be able to embody the joys of childhood and innocence with one another, not as a trivial game, but rather as an inseparable part of living and thriving. 

(?) Since Brown was so invested in the audience’s interpretation of her work, and how she was able to convey her message through movement, does she alter/tweak the performance based on the audience’s interpretations? Would the audience’s responses ever change how she viewed the work herself?

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