~~June 27, 2018~~
BEAUTIFUL HOMAGE TO IMMIGRANTS
In need of something uplifting and inspiring.
Something to lift up the soul.
My heart, my soul are raw … sometimes I feel I can’t breathe.
Today is one of those days!
~THE BACKBONE OF AMERICA~
The dance world already knows that Keone and Mari Madrid are brilliant storytellers, choreographers who can create narrative movement that moves us. But we especially love it when they use their choreographic voices to highlight important causes.
For this year’s VIBE Dance Competition exhibition performance, the husband-and-wife duo created a beautiful homage to the immigrants who form the backbone of America.
Inspired by their grandparents, “who came to America to make a new life for their families,” and by “the many displaced humans around the world who are trying to do the same,” We Are is an emotional exploration of the trials immigrants have faced – and continue to face today.
Its message hits even more powerfully thanks to its innovative use of video projections (by Vibrvncy/Nick Kim) and some ingenious set design (by Brandon and John Arii).
Keone & Mari
~~Published on Feb 19, 2018~~
“We are” – A piece inspired by Keone and Mari’s grandparents who came to America to make a new life for their families and the many displaced humans around the world who are trying to the same.
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