Dance Double Bill: Yinka Esi Graves and Maya Taylor
May 8 @ 7:45 pm£16 – £18
Two exciting new pieces of dance from two change making choreographers. In her first solo piece, flamenco dancer Yinka Esi Graves explores the constant play between being seen and invisibility in The Disappearing Act. Maya Taylor returns with a new solo featuring her high energy and unique style of choreography, now familiar on stage and screen.
Shape | Shifter is a new work by American choreographer, Maya Taylor, exploring the strain she has often felt to assimilate as a mixed race woman. Set to various tracks by Grace Jones, the solo unravels/illuminates Maya’s journey as she works to defy the echo chamber of perceptions that have haunted her from adolescence to womanhood. Throughout the work she searches for a renewed, self-actualized version of herself with a clear sense of identity, created on her own terms.
(Copy Credit: Anna Iosipiv and Maya Taylor)
Dance Double Bill: Yinka Esi Graves and Maya Taylor is part of Let’s Dance International Frontiers (LDIF), an annual international dance festival produced by Serendipity. The festival features performances, discussions, workshops and a conference exploring dance as a medium for positive change.