SKID: Revisited

 

October 18th

Skid, a celebration of Black culture, highlights the vulnerability and strength of humanity. Inspired by the literary work of James Baldwin and the issues of homelessness and gentrification, Skid explores the intricacies of the human condition.

What happens to a person whose humanity is ignored? The dancers of KDT explore the effects of societal disparity on the mind, body, and spirit.

Experience the story through the lens of dance, contemporary trap music, jazz, and hip hop. Komansé Dance Theater partners with Georgia Tech and 3D printed fashion designer, Shami Oshun, to create a new performance atmosphere. The physical, high-energy movement of the KDT dancers juxtaposed with familiar Atlanta culture embodies the human connection between art and social justice. The work is set to a score of classical and contemporary sounds of the Black experience.

Skid is America through the eyes of its marginalized populations. Komansé Dance Theater is uncompromising storytelling for the culture.

**Explicit Content warning: Skid utilizes music

with racial language and slurs. Topics

such as police brutality will be examined. The show is appropriate for

middle-school students and above.**

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