“Maze” Fights to Conquer the Question: How does Street Dance Authentically Exist on the Concert Stage?

Show: “Maze” Venue: The Shed Dates: 7/24-8/17 Co-Directors: Reggie “Regg Roc” Gray and Kaneza Schaal Dancers: The D.R.E.A.M Ring and the FlexNYC program Critic: Quilan “Cue” Arnold   I entered into a vast black box that felt nothing of the sort. I was transported into a gallery-vibe where the audience members were sculptures of art—standing [...]

“This Is America” Review: The G.O.A.T of Dance Art?

Donald Glover’s (aka Childish Gambino) “This is America” is one of the most genius works of contemporary art in the history of music videos. The piece’s balance between ambiguity, clarity and entertainment throughout its historic commentary on blackness in the United States is unrivaled. I have been seeing multiple responses to the video about how [...]

“Negus” Dance Film

Negus- noun: Kingship, royalty. Inspired by the works of artists such as Kendrick Lamar and Kehinde Wiley, I wanted to explore different levels of identity and representation of the black male in the United States. "Negus" is a Hip-hop work that asks African-American males, where do we come from, who are we now, what values [...]