Tall is Her Body: Onye Ozuzu’s Composition of Decomposition

On the physical response work TALL IS HER BODY:
There is a small island in the West Indies, Dominica, not to be confused with the Dominican Republic. It is the youngest of these islands, still being formed by volcanic activity. During the colonial era, it was notable for the resistance of its rugged mountainous terrain to European agricultural technique and infrastructure, it was also notable for the resistance of its indigenous people, Caribs, to colonial rule. It is one of the few places in the Carribean where Caribs survive. It is one of the few places in the modern world where pristine rainforest thrives and where the dance of growth, decay and regeneration in the natural environment is evident and relatively unchecked. The Carib people described their homeland as appearing from above like a woman. In their language they named her “Wai’ tu kubili”, which means “Tall is her Body”. – Onye Ozuzu

Onye premiere’s this work tomorrow, Sunday the 4th at 7:00pm as part of Ayako Kato‘s Dance Union event: Dance of Decay. Curated by Baraka de Soleil with additional performances by Anthony RomeroCarolyn Alvarado Castillo atFasseas Whitebox at The Drucker Center

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Author: Barak adé Soleil

creative practitioner, independent consultant and curator. making dance, performance art and theatre. working within community.

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