At the height of the Black Lives Matter movement in the summer of 2020, downtown businesses in Oakland were boarded up and painted over by muralists. As the city stood still – confronted by a raging pandemic, racial tension, and sweltering heat – a group of people seeking an outlet chose murals that spoke to them and let that inspiration move them to create cathartic and spontaneous acts of dance in Black Lives-N-Motion.
Cathartic and spontaneous acts of dance in downtown Oakland
Director: Carla Service
Choreographer: Janae Cobb, Tamika Kelly, Lazandra Dial, Antoinette Spillers, Tracey James, Mayodele, Semira Martin, Elijah No Danver, Alicia Langlais
(USA, 2020) 3:58 min