Leslie Parker Dance Project, LLC
is driven to move Black culture forward into the future through dance-art.
Approach: We embrace shifting-narratives to hold transdisciplinary perspectives and engage performance as daily life ritual for (extra)ordinary exchanges with
witnesses/observers/participants as audience from diverse communities. Therefore, encouraging risk-taking and self- reflection from a Black and African American woman lens collectively.
Practice: We explore the use of 'Black Space'. Our primary focus is the intersection of spirituality, gender and racial identity to adapt ancestral knowledge within a contemporary moment. The purpose of our work is to move beyond dance technique(s) only by cultivating a generative and ecstatic practice to in part transform, acknowledge, and decolonize access to histories. As a result, we claim personal narratives and lived experiences more authentically.
Values: We take necessary risks to center collaboration + dialogue + action; cross-pollinating across sectors as a means to further anti-racism for survival and beyond; the elevation and visibility of Black, Native and POC stories to encourage holistic well-being, equity and humanity through dance-art.