Komansé Dance Theater
Premiere of Skid January 25th - 26th, 2019
THE FERST CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Raianna Brown founded Komansé Dance Theater in 2018. Komansé Dance Theater's mission is to use art to challenge, create, and cultivate. The company utilizes the medium of Black cultural expression to unpack current issues surrounding social activism. Artistic Director, Raianna Brown, seeks to crete work that speaks to people's experiences and the universal human connection. Komansé Dance Theater is uncompromising storytelling for the culture.
The company will be premiering in January of 2018 at The Ferst Center for the Arts. This premiere, Skid is an aspect the pilot program for the Innovative Arts and Technology Program that Raianna is working to begin at The Georgia Institute of Technology.
Skid, a celebration of Black culture, highlights the vulnerability and strength of humanity. Inspired by the literary work of James Baldwin and the issues of homelessness and gentrification, Skid explores the intricacies of the human condition.
What happens to a person whose humanity is ignored? The dancers of KDT explore the effects of societal disparity on the mind, body, and spirit.
Experience the story through the lens of dance, contemporary trap music, jazz, and hip hop. Komansé Dance Theater partners with Georgia Tech and 3D printed fashion designer, Shami Oshun, to create a new performance atmosphere. The physical, high-energy movement of the KDT dancers juxtaposed with familiar Atlanta culture embodies the human connection between art and social justice. The work is set to a score of classical and contemporary sounds of the Black experience.
(Parental Advisory is suggested, this production contains mature racial subject matter.)