Blood Language (work-in-progress) is a new contemporary dance which creates a ritual of identity personified by archetypes. It centers experiences of otherness and belonging; authored by BIPOC, queer and artists with invisible disabilities. Queer, Chilean choreographer Taja Will and collaborative performers bring audiences an immersive performance meditation on power, privilege, stress, love, wisdom, seduction, servanthood, judgement, detective work, trauma and healing.
Featuring choreographer Taja Will in performance with Marisol Herling, Margaret Ogas, and Julia Gay. Collaborative support includes rehearsal director Marcela Michelle, composer ba musser, songwriters Carlisle Evans Peck and Laura Larson, and selections by Michael Wall (soundFORMovement).
Blood Language has received support from the National Association of Latinos Arts and Culture, the Cowles Center Generating Room program, the Candy Box Dance Festival, New Movement Collaborative, the Minnesota State Arts Board, Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, National Center for Choreography Akron, the McKnight Foundation, and individual community support from over 100 private donors. Blood Language is set to premiere at the Cedar Cultural Center in 2021.