WACO THEATER CENTER 2019 SEASON
Our season opened with a look at Dance with a West Coast premiere of
Black Like Me: An Exploration of the Word Nigger
that occurred on September 14th, 2019.
WACO Theater Center presented Black Like Me: An Exploration of the Word Nigger, a multidisciplinary evening length work that explores the reverb of a single word in a global community. It considers the effects of the word nigger, all its permutations, its history and its casual use in Hip Hop culture.
Jade Solomon Curtis is a choreographer and dance artist interested in the body as an artifact of memory, space and time. Through the lens of a contemporary Black woman, the integration of Black vernacular movements with contemporary dance, innovative technology and Hip Hop cultural influences her works ponder tradition and reinvention, social justice, social constructs as well as intuition and logic- often resulting in the subversion of an idea.