We gestate a human-centered value system expressed through creativity.
We have talents, issues, histories, skills, idiosyncrasies, gifts, neuroses, geniuses.
We have short hair, nappy hair, black, brown, and blonde hair, dreadlocks, long hair, curls, conks, braids, dyed hair, Mohawks, and ponytails.
We are black, pink, brown, red, white, yellow.
We are Gold.
We speak lots of languages, code switching is our mother tongue.
We are complex, diverse, and for us identity is a verb.
Every show starts with The Circle.
The Circle sends a message to the psyche that sacred space is being created, a place to tell our individual and collective stories.
The Circle is the sun and moon and the earth, the big round cycles of cosmic time.
We replicate whole, integrated human beings when we form a circle: our chests are open, our breath expands, our hearts are exposed.
The Circle is where we are at the same level. We stand eye to eye, shoulder to shoulder.
The Circle symbolizes Home, we are reassured that we belong.
The Circle is unbreakable and unbroken.