As a queer disabled artist of color, i am committed to exposing the beauty of the "intersectional body". The present intersection focuses on the constructs of race & disability. Within the creation of dance, theater or performance art lies vital opportunity to reveal truths drawn from the complex and interwoven legacies of the racialized and disabled body; as an inherent reflection of humanity. My current works are the result of a deep engagement with the expansive traditions of the African diaspora, disability culture; recognizing the innate wholeness of all bodies while questioning the historical contexts in which certain bodies have been interpreted and violated. The works are my response to the social and political tensions existing in the physical body today. As some bodies are silenced and committed to eternal stillness, it is critical that all bodies move and are witnessed moving --in public streets, open spaces, and on formal stages.
- Barak Ade' Soleil
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