blue, sable, and burning
choreography and performance by Jasmine Hearn
music by slowdanger, Lil Keke, Alice Smith, and Jasmine Hearn
premiered October 31, 2016 at JACK in Brooklyn
A solo that uses memories of home, travel, and the waters that we visited and that visited us as source for a collage of dance, song, and story-telling. Revisiting imagery from an ongoing collaboration with visual artist and activist Jennifer Meridian, Jasmine intends for this to be a map to follow where the sable venus has been in past, present, and future. the sable venus blue and burning is also an account of the journeys of the sable venus, a character inspired by Robin Coste Lewis’ poem The Voyage of the Sable Venus.
A solo titled CINDER made while an artist in residence at the Dance Source Houston's The BARN is the beginning of this project as a live performance piece. A portion of this project was made while in residence at Movement Research a part of the Movement Research Van Lier 2016 Fellowship program. Its continuation is funded by The Pittsburgh Foundation with the Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh Grant and also receives space donation from The Space Upstairs.