to spiral seems to be the only option
- December 19 - 21 | 7pm
- World Premiere
ray ferreira—a blaqlatinx performer, born in Queens, via the Caribbean, the Greater Antilles, Hispañola, the Dominican Republic—uses her so- informed body to make and remake histories with movement and language. In to spiral seems to be the only option ferreira immerses her own body and person within the histories of the spirited many who leapt from the slave-ships that were heading to North America and the Caribbean, and the underwater communities they formed. There is a parallel history between the archipelagos that hold New York City and the Dominican Republic, embodied in ferreira, too. One thinks of Marsha P. Johnson’s dead body that was found floating in the Hudson, or Mami Wata, the oceanic being. Through this work, we feel the neatness of spacetime being disrupted, we open our minds to the potential of para-knowability. We find new answers by giving in to the fact that not everything makes sense—some is felt.
*ASL will be available on December 21. If you have any questions please email boxoffice@PerformanceSpaceNewYork.org.