Created during DanceLab New York Residency (November Nexus Lab)
This past November, Asia Pyron had the honor of working with Dance Lab New York as the featured choreographer for their November Nexus Lab, a virtual residency with four DLNY professional dancers. During the lab, Asia explored the blueprint of a theatrical, contemporary dance show that reflects the historical significance of the Vietnam War on the African American community during the Civil Rights Era. The process consisted of conversations about each dancer's racial identity and the idea of racial trauma that is so evident in today's America. Pairing the choreography with music that holds significance during those times, such as Gil Scott-Heron's The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, resulted in a satisfying display of the concept. Together they created three sections to present at the Nexus Lab Virtual Showing on November 28, 2020.
Edited by Matt Cerisano, Zipline Media & Claire Buffie