Premiere: July 2008, Dance Theater Workshop (New York)
RT: 21:00 minutes
MUSIC: Brandon McCune and Farai Malianga (live accompaniment)
2 musicians, 1 poet
Set in the year 1915 (50 years after the Civil War and 50 years before the Civil Rights Movement) in a small room , this work focuses on 4 young black males who have been selected by the elders to be the future leaders of the community. In a time where truth, justice, and peace, are all against them, these men meet, stepping into their leadership and creating the path for change. With poetry written by Dana Gourrier (performed by J. Michael Kinsey), Matchstick explores the conversations between these menthrough bold, earthbound movements.
“In Her New Matchstick…she Creates A Physical And Emotional Environment…intriguing And Powerful.”
— Eva Yaa Asantewaa (Infinitebody)