Year of Graduation


Document Type


Degree Name

MFA: Dance

Directing Professor

Jeffery Bullock


This research uses a multicultural lens to analyze the intersections of race and geography. It aims to acknowledge the corporeality of spiritual practices to investigate creative movement. Afrofuturism becomes a theoretical framework utilized as a space for liberation into the past, present, and future. Hybridity is adapted to examine identitdade dupla regarding national, racial, cultural, and lingual identities. The research explores Transculturalism by centering Blackness and interrogating the political powers of race in both the United States and Brazil. The physical manifestation utilizes the Black imaginary with choreography, set design, costuming, and musical composition as ideological frames for time travel and liberation. In researching the body as an archive of ancestral knowledge, movement unlocks a form of resistance in motion that otherwise wouldn’t be experienced outside of its physical embodiment.

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