The Kennedy Center

MK Abadoo



Biography

LOCS/you can play in the sun, is inspired by the visionary fiction of Octavia Butler’s novel, Parable of the Sower, where the formation of a small community is guided by the empathetic envisioning of a young African American woman. A dance event driven by intragroup body dialogue, LOCS... explores what is learned over time between hair, hands, heads, and hearts of mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends.

Watch Past Performances

Video 9/22/2017: Local Dance Commissioning Project: LOCS/you can play in the sun, choreography by MK Abadoo.

youcanplayinthesun and LOCS are early iterations of two new works that continue my exploration of intra-group body dialogue from the lens of Black women. youcanplayinthesun explores the ways in which we give or get permission to take up space. In LOCS, a potent site of body contact provides the container to unearth intergenerational lessons by asking, what are the chains that have been woven into us?

Video 9/21/2017: Local Dance Commissioning Project: LOCS/you can play in the sun, choreography by MK Abadoo.

youcanplayinthesun and LOCS are early iterations of two new works that continue my exploration of intra-group body dialogue from the lens of Black women. youcanplayinthesun explores the ways in which we give or get permission to take up space. In LOCS, a potent site of body contact provides the container to unearth intergenerational lessons by asking, what are the chains that have been woven into us?

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