Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Dance alumnus creates work in response to events in Ferguson, Mo.

Darian Johnson (12, dance) has choreographed a dance in response to the shooting of an unarmed teenager, Michael Brown, in Missouri earlier this year.

The dance is to J.Cole’s music, “Be Free.”  Johnson, who is teaching and performing in San Francisco, added an invitation to other artists to upload their own work in response to the shooting to create dialog about the shooting and race in the U.S. Perpich dance students are responding to the call by choreographing to “Be Free,” which they will send to Johnson and perform at Bryant Lake Bowl Oct. 22, as part of the monthly 9X22 Dance/Lab.

Watch the video here:

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