BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival: DANCE: Passion Fruit Dance Company, Saadiq Bolden, Soul Summit, James Joy
Doors 6:30 / Show 7:30
Founded in 2016 by Tatiana Desardouin with a mission to promote the authenticity and contributions of social dance styles and cultures like street and clubbing, Passion Fruit Dance Company comes to the park for the world premiere of TRAPPED, a brand new work with developmental support by BRIC and developed at MASS MoCA and the Guggenheim’s Works & Process residency program. TRAPPED features music by the Detroit-based house producer Saadiq Bolden, whose sounds Desardouin used to battle to and who will DJ a warm-up set with visuals that segues into a live soundtrack to Passion Fruit’s performance. After the show, stay for an audience-wide dance party, hosted by the DJ collective Soul Summit and St. James Joy, a streetwise celebration that sprang up in Fort Greene during the pandemic honoring the distinguished history of black house music. The night, conceived in collaboration with Desardouin, continues BRIC’s tradition of celebrating and providing a platform for dance styles outside the mainstream contemporary dance world.
Developmental support: BRIC House, MASS MOCA, Works & Process bubble residencies 2021.
Performed by Passion Fruit Dance Company: Tatiana Desardouin, Mai Lê Ho, Lauriane Ogay, Nubian Nene and Soo
Music & video editing, photos: Loreto Jamlig
Painter and graphic designer: Lya Pouleyy
Visual artist: K’niin Abbrey
Lighting Designer: Elmer Martinez
Music production: Saadiq “ The Last Musician” Bolden
One music track from: Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah “Encryption”
This is a free performance. RSVPS are not required, but highly encouraged. Entrance is first come, first served, and accessible to all.