EQUALITY OF NIGHT AND DAY

THE EQUALITY OF

NIGHT AND DAY

(2022)

 

Choreography by: Ronald K. Brown

Music by: Jason Moran

Costume Design by: Omotayo Wunmi Olaiya

Lighting by: Tsubasa Kamei

Text by: Angela Davis

Photos Curated by: Debra Willis

 

 

“Our destination in the midst of unrest is truth, peace, and solidarity. Focus on what is right, continue to do the work, and keep love and truth at the front.” –Ronald K. Brown, 

The Equality of Night and Day (TEND) is a new work by Brown examining the concepts of balance, equity, and fairness in light of the conflicting present-day issues that young people, women, and people of color now face in a world where exploitation, gentrification, racism, and xenophobia are on the rise. The current shift in public discourse is now anchoring the new piece

The Equality of Night and Day was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Mellon Foundation. This work has been commissioned by UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance; Global Arts Live, a not-for-profit presenting organization located in Cambridge, MA; and the O’Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation. Additional support was provided by The Harkness Foundation for Dance. Created in part during creative development residencies at LUMBERYARD and Center of Creative Arts (COCA) made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the work was also supported by additional creative development residency at the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography at Florida State University. The Equality of the Night and Day premiered at Jacob’s Pillow on June 29, 2022 and was supported in part by Jacob’s Pillow through a residency in the Pillow Lab and additional funding for live music.

 

photo by: Quinn B Warton