(RE)Claim Series

(RE)WORK SERIES 2023

Work is activity involving mental or physical effort in order to achieve a purpose or results. What happens once the purpose or result is manifested? What do we do with our experiences and exposures. We repurpose and we rework our efforts and energy to achieve new goals and prepare for new experiences. 

The (RE)Work Series explores are performance art in collaboration with visual art moving through and around the Detroit Instite of Art. 

A Space In Between (Now) 2022

Wayne State University Maggie Allesee Dance Guest Artist Residency 

A Space In Between (NOW) was developed in collaboration with Wayne State University DanceCompany One dancers as they explored memory, discovery of self, connections with others and opportunities offered in the present while learning from the past and envisioning the future. 

They Tried to Claim Us, But We Already Had Names 2020

"Unearthing evidence of things that are no longer seen and paying homage to the ancestors who came before us. The ReClaim Series connects participants to the history that lives around them in sharp opposition to systems of oppression."

-Juan Michael Porter III

(RE)Search 2020

We live life searching for our purpose and reasoning for existence. We find what shapes our identity and culture which influences our art. During this time of questioning we find ourselves researching new ways to live and nourish those findings. This video uses a clip from our first improvisational exploration (2019) in this researching project. What discoveries have you found on your search? What are you researching? 

(RE)Live (2020)

We celebrate the joys of living and life in both physical existence and in memory through remembering moments. As we continue to live, we will relive the moments that left an impression on us. In living we celebrate now! In reliving we keep the spirits of those who are no longer with us alive. This work is an offering for those living with and impacted by HIV to celebrate life! Commissioned by UNIFIED HIV Health and Beyond/Status Sexy