"Echo should be required viewing for everyone with a beating heart and seeking mind."
Lund Theater 2014
Cambridge, MA Center for the Arts 2015
Santee Education Complex 2017
Nate Holden Performing Arts Center 2019
in collaboration with Dancers
Hannah Athena Lawton
ADDITIONAL ORIGINATING CAST
ECHO is an interdisciplinary multi-dimensional dance performance that examines issues of race, identity and the value of black life on a global level. Traveling through the Caribbean Islands, South America and the United States of America, the play explores the displacement of African Diaspora bodies during the Transatlantic Slave Trade and the effects of displacement through generations until current contemporary times. The play is divided into multiple vignettes: solos, duets, and trios that explore the complexity of trauma, healing and the intersectionality of a wounded psyche. In March of 2014 ECHO premiered in The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance at the California Institute of the Arts, where it was well received to a two night sold out audience. After the premiere, collaborators, Brigette Dunn-Korpela and Shana Mirambeau recognized the relevance of the work amongst a global community of African Diaspora bodies and decided to begin the next chapter of ECHO. To travel ECHO begins the wave of knowledge, healing and linking hands one body, community and geographical region at a time.