Tomás Quintero: Unit 5 Assignment 2

“Black Girl Linguistic Play” by Camille A. Brown focused on the experiences of black women regarding oppression and the unifying reality of childhood. In this way, Brown utilizes dance as a form of bodily expression to get her message across in a universal matter––through movement––to open a dialogue of race and identity between people from all backgrounds. This performance was my “Ah-ha!” moment of the unit. It all clicked for me as I was sitting in the performance hall. The performers were expressing the struggles posed against them in society by way of movement. I want to know more about the way the dancers approached this performance and how the team was formed. I also would want to see if the dancers have done any modifications to the repertoire over the years to refine their message to the public while still challenging historical norms and inspiring others to change the narrative.

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