Updated: Nov 23
Here is a sample of a collaborative dance work in progress where every dancer has a voice, based on poet laureate Jericho Brown's duplex poetry form.
We claim public space, choreograph together and create community one step at a time. Dancer/Choreographers include Haninah Abdullah, Sharon Coleman and Katherine Park.
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Below is my duplex poem:
this body called home
yank out fence posts honor 4 directions
what 4 walls bring security waves can't rush
feet in sand facing the ocean
sun, wind on face standing on the edge of a circle
I long for a duplex
duplicitous bidding got a million plus?
flip flap flop this building is my god
America's god from the onset
in the 90s there weren't any tent cities in the Bay Area
colonization recreates itself on city pavement
the Ellis acts to protect property at all costs
the cost of America's poisonous mythology
beyond fences this body called home
Copyright Alison Hart 2022