verse chorus

February 23, 2013
40 minutes
“Fore,” curated by Thomas Lax, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Collaborator: Evelyn Sanchez
Sound design: Aaron Drake

verse chorus was an evening-length work that deconstructed and made use of Zumba, the popular dance fitness program. Focusing on the structures of repetition that characterize the aerobics form, the work used an instructional format to highlight how pop culture creates a sense of shared knowledge and question how the dance continues to shape identity and construct a sense of individual self despite the dance’s mass marketing and mass consumption.