In response to the slew of murders of innocent Black Americans throughout 2020, particularly Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, Still Here I Am offers a visual representation of the spiritual experience of a young black man walking down the street fearful of losing his life and the ancestral trauma flowing through his bloodstream. We enter the dancer’s emotional experience through his movement, we hear his thoughts within the poem, and we feel the frequency of what his body is experiencing as he lives through the fear, while still daring to enjoy the beauty and joy of life.
Still, Here I Am
What does time feel like when you face your own mortality? This is the question that spurred the creation of Still, Here I Am
Director: Jessica Law
Choreographer: Matthew ‘ET’ Gibbs
(USA, 2020) 1:46 min