Je Te Souhaites du Bien et Apres        Who Fears Not Death

Je suis entre deux        Inherited Dreams

C'est Lass        Transcendance

Kenbe, Amour, Colère, Folie        La Amitie

Cycles of Violence        Ninga        Ashade

Site Specific Works        Past Work in Repertoire

Screen Dance and Projection


Ashade (2007 - 2008)

Ashade ("bring together") inquires the spiritual economies of possessions and dispossessions made manifest in imperialism. This choreography was necessitated by living, working and experiencing in Port-au-Prince before the coup in 2004 and inspired by RAM's rendition of "Ezili Oy." It is a critique of sorts on the effects of imperialism as felt and lived in a spiritual economy.

Choreography: Celia Weiss Bambara
Dance: Celia Weiss Bambara
Music: organized by Celia Weiss Bambara, past collaborators have included Daniel Desir and Donald Dorcilus for drumming in Chicago and Kimmoy Ouattar in Kingston, Jamaica.
Length: 40 minutes

This work has been performed at Links Hall, Silverspace, the African American Historical Museum in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and the Caribbean Studies Association in Kingston, Jamaica. Generous travel funding was supported through a fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago for presentation in Kingston, Jamaica. Travel support for presentation in Iowa was awarded by the Iowa Arts Council.