I wanted to contribute something to the global community that is borne of the pure beauty of the human spirit – through trial and triumph – to the #blacklivesmatter #indigenouslivesmatter movement. Via my Instagram account, I invited a response to the word – injustice – by way of choreographic instructions. Social justice issues, especially pertaining to cultural and racial discrimination, have always been close to my heart. My hope was to make something that came deep from the heart; because sadly, the heart is a place that many humans forget when it comes to the dehumanization of ‘the other’.
Another huge thank you to the beautiful-hearted people from many corners of the globe for participating in this unifying cause. There was not one video that I wouldn’t be moved to tears by. Your sincerity shines in your dance.
concept, choreographic instructions & video edit: Juliet Burnett
singer: Raehann Bryce-Davis
music: Hold On – American Negro Spiritual
interpretation of choreographic instructions & concept by the following participants:
Sam Akins, USA
Katy & Madeleine Albany, Australia
Harper Banks, Australia
Joseph Chapman, Australia/Canada
Mariska Febriyani, Indonesia
Caitlin Halmarick, Australia
Celine LeGrelle, Belgium
Tracy Lynn, USA
Nicholas Rose, USA/Canada
Bianca Schulz, Germany
Gabrielle Salvatto, USA
Kezia Alyssa Sandy, Indonesia
Christine Tjahjadi-Lopez, Guatemala
Marte Torfs, Belgium
Lateef Williams, USA/Belgium
Students Transformacion Ballet, Guatemala
acknowledging the Guringai people
as the traditional custodians of the land
where this film was brought together.
With respect to their Ancestors and
past, present and future Elders.