Untitled Evidence

Untitled Evidence is an audience engaged requiem/ dance/ testimony based on the death of Sandra Bland. On July 10, 2015 Sandra Bland was pulled over by Texas state trooper Brian Encinia in Prairie View, Texas for a failure to signal and found dead 3 days later in a Waller County jail cell from a supposed suicide. This piece is a ritual to remember the legacy of violence and disregard of black women that has it’s roots in slavery while promising to disrupt the normality of this social reality.

Premiere
D.I.R.T Festival at Dance Mission Theater, SF (February 6,2016)
Choreography 
Amara Tabor-Smith
Performers 
Amara Tabor-Smith, Keisha Turner
Music 
Prisoners at Louisiana State Prison, Sonny Sharrock
Text 
Amara Tabor-Smith, June Jordan, Sojourner Truth, Audre Lorde
Length 
25 minutes

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