"mud water ii"
blends contemporary ballet and the Oakland-originated street dance style known as Turfing. Exploring the trajectory and different mutations of anti-black racism in the United States in search of its root causes, the project seeks to give the Turf dance community opportunities to share its stories, art, and truths in a concert-style setting and to audiences often beyond its reach.
Using dance, projections of motion graphics, text, and soundscaping, "Mud Water II" peels away at the many layers of civilization, so that we may find ourselves staring into what it means to be human - to have come from the mud and water of this earth.
The project began in early spring of 2015. It's mission is: (1) to rejuvenate the dance and theatre arts community by pushing the envelope with respect to diversity and in creating sophisticated, cutting-edge work; (2) to celebrate, promote visibility, and support viability of the undervalued street performance art in the San Francisco and East Bay areas; and (3) to traverse the barriers of understanding embedded in class/cultural differences, by facilitating honest dialogue through thought-provoking artistic expression and storytelling.