A two year production in the making, Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company and Embodiment Project announce the world premiere of SEED LANGUAGE: A NEW IDENTITY, directed by co-artistic directors Sarah Crowell and Rashidi Omari, and Nicole Klaymoon, founder and artistic director of Embodiment Project. The production features a cast of 43 youth (including Destiny’s Junior Company) and 10 adult company performers, ages 9-38, executing a combination of hip-hop and aerial dance, theater, spoken word and song. The performance will also feature choreography by internationally acclaimed aerial dance troupe, BANDALOOP, under the direction of Amelia Rudolph and Suzanne Gallo.
SEED LANGUAGE: A NEW IDENTITY is a multi-disciplinary street dance and documentary theater production that explores unseen histories of the war on Black and Brown bodies, and how it shows up today, especially as enacted through language. Through documentary theater, a style innovated by renowned actress and playwright, Anna Deavere Smith, Destiny youth embody vital voices of the Black Lives Matter movement, the Black Panther Party and the hip hop movement to center a timely conversation on race, privilege, power, healing and a call to act.