"The magnificently golden yellow Civil War dress has just entered and is being slowly dismantled—layers of skin peeled back and a snake-like black whip is shed. A loaded gun gone limp."

Kestrel Leah, Author of Riting

BLACK MARKET VALUE

2019

PERFORMANCES

CalArts April 2019

Redcat May 2019

CONCEPT/DIRECTION

Brigette Dunn-Korpela

CHOREOGRAPHY

Brigette Dunn-Korpela

in collaboration with Dancers

SET DESIGN

Brigette Dunn-Korpela

COSTUME DESIGN

Hannah Lawton

MUSIC EDITOR

Pete Korpela

LIGHTING DESIGN

Tony Shayne

PHOTOGRAPHY

Josh S. Rose

VIDEO

Giuliana Folks

Charlotte Hong

Asuka Lin

Guinness Waller

CAST

Whitney Jackson

Kayla Johnson

Dominique McDougal

Alan Perez

Dion Pratt

Brance Wiliiam

CALARTS PERFORMERS

Maya Allen

Alejandra Hernandez

Sydney Jacobs

Makayla Sifuentes

Black Market Value is a 20 minute movement installation/performance presentation. It investigates the identity of black and brown bodies specific to the African-diaspora as they relate to race, culture and gender. The work interrogates aspects of our historical and contemporary landscape. Black Market Value confronts and disrupts notions of the black body as object and commodity and explores the minefield of being fetishized, exoticized, and demonized - emotionally, physically and psychologically. Black Market Value returns to the intuitive realm of being both known and forgotten. Navigation, self-definition, masking and acceptance are explored. Black Market Value seeks to create a space of healing through ritual, spirit, self- acceptance and knowing.

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