Grant Recipient Details

Location
Hartford, CT
Project Title
Liturgy | Order | Bridge
Fiscal Year Awarded
2022
Grant or Program
New Work New England
Grant Amount
$15,000

Liturgy|Order|Bridge invokes the intimacies of care practices, the contrasting spectacle (and absurdities) of religious ritual, and the communal embodiment of black church traditions. In the world we imagine together, flowers grow to human-scale, and three bodies find unity under the drape of a single liturgical vestment. We engage the reorienting and restorative power of collective movement, clapping, singing, and call and response. We define virtuosity in a chorus of step-touches. Through Liturgy|Order|Bridge we ask: What might it mean to engage dance practice as faith practice, performance as communal ceremony, performance space as consecrated site, and audience as a fellowship of shared witness, place, and legacy?

Three dancers perform next to very large, human-sized flowers.
photo by Peter Raper
In black and white, two Black dancers perform in floral costumes.
photo by Peter Raper