The film features music composed by Philip Hamilton and a solo performance by dancer James Gilmer, a SKETCH alum and current company member of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Choreography created by Jennifer Archibald, a faculty member at Yale School of Drama, and a winner of the Joffrey Ballet’s “Winning Works” commission. Of this piece Ms. Archibald noted, “I wanted to find the purest of expression that one could find at the core of revolutionary and demanding protests…it is a vulnerable image to witness. We must be emotional to understand emotions.” WeAIght was created as part of SKETCH FILMS:Red Thread, a dance film series by Amy Seiwert’s Imagery inspired by the events of 2020.
WeAIghT examines the emotional impact of the Black Lives Matter movement during the 2020 protests in New York City
Director: Jennifer Archibald
Choreographer: Jennifer Archibald
(USA, 2020) 05:12 min