The Secret of Slave Songs
2014 | 10-13 dancers | Time: 75:00 minutes with intermission
The Secrets of Slave Songs examines slavery’s abolition and its consequences in the United States. Expressive choreography, combined with moving renditions of Negro Spirituals composed by William Banfield and others, illuminate the complicated period in our nation’s history. This evening-length work explores the difficult, intertwined relationships between white Americans and African slaves as the origin of continued complex relationships between white and black Americans.