- Artist Spotlight: Black Like Me
Artist Spotlight: Black Like Me
Learn more about Seattle-based dance artist and choreographer Jade Solomon Curtis and her poignant and powerful piece Black Like Me: An Exploration of the Word N—–, part of the Chan Centre’s Beyond Words series in the Telus Studio Theatre.
Read about Curtis’s decision to include the powerful slur in the title of her piece, how Richard Pryor became part of the show, and why for her, activism is the muse.
"The worst thing that you can do to a people is to rob them of the memory of themselves. I think that's the discovery for me, having initially been afraid to even have this conversation because it's so big. It's a global conversation. It touches everywhere, right? It's not just affecting the Black community but it's affecting a multicultural community...."Jade Solomon Curtis to the Daily Gazette
"Enough can't be said for Jade Solomon Curtis, she dances with a silky lyricism and an internal calm that is marvelous to watch. When she is on stage you cannot take your eyes off her."NYC Dance
Don’t miss Black Like Me at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, Wednesday November 20th at 7:30pm and Thursday November 21 at 12:30pm. Tickets available here.