Grant Recipient Details

New Orleans, LA
Project Title
Raw Fruit
Fiscal Year Awarded
Grant or Program
National Dance Project Production Grant
Grant Amount

Raw Fruit is a collection of stories that reveal the essence of ancestral values that have been woven into the cultural fabric of our lives. This work examines legacy, identity, socialization, unity, and friction inside the Black family dynamic exposing the impact of race, class, gender, and sexuality on maternal relationships, and revealing how the retention of cultural values, morals, and taboos have shaped our current existence. These influences are explored through dance, theater, and photography to illustrate lineage, retention, and history.

Estimated Artist Fee: $5,000 - $7,000/single show; $15,000 - $20,000/week.

Presenter Partners

  • Cleo Parker Robinson Dance (Denver, CO)
  • Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans (New Orleans, LA)

Tour Coordinator

Kesha McKey, Artistic Director
KM Dance Project
tel 504-481-3316

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