This work of dance-theater—'a Choreoplay'—opens up all-too-necessary conversations about sexual trauma, systemic racism, women’s healing and ownership of their bodies, and the undoing of rape culture.
The show, in development for two years, arrives Off-Broadway just as these crucial conversations about sexual violence have erupted in the mainstream. 'SHE' interlinks stories about sexual violence and racialized abuses. Based on interviews, personal experiences, and the death of motorist Sandra Bland, 'SHE' uses a foundation of modern dance with elements of jazz, street jazz, and ballet to explore these stories. It strives to bring them into dancers’ bodies, while actors simultaneously deliver them through monologue and expressionistic interactions. The performance is soundtracked by an array of female voices, including Aretha Franklin, The Supremes, Amy Winehouse, Mahalia Jackson, Madonna, and Laura Nyro.