Verse Chorus

2013

Collaborator: Evelynn Sanchez.
Sound design: Aaron Drake.

Site: “Fore,” curated by Thomas Lax, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY.

verse chorus is an evening-length work that used the structures of repetition found within Zumba, the popular dance fitness program, to highlight how pop culture creates a sense of shared knowledge. Using an instructional format, paggett questions how the dance continues to shape identity and construct a sense of individual self despite the dance’s mass marketing and consumption.