Leslie Parker Dance Project engages with multidisciplinary performing art through collaboration.
We (LPDP) engage in performance not only as product; it is an opportunity to "unpack" influences of culture, ritual and daily life practices - a process of unraveling embodied experience through rigorous physical exploration. Questions unfold in spontaneous and curious improvisation as live performance in real-time.
Our inspiration/ motivations stems from an examination of historical dance practices in a contemporary moment to experiment beyond technique and spectacle by using non-linear narratives when exploring notions of love, spirituality, identity, and social justice.
LPDP values spaces that center Blackness and emphasize cross-pollination of cultural differences as well as seeks multiplicity in search of "WE" and "US" - a collective realization that manifests a holistic approach to well being among all lived experiences.