MERCY

(2019)

Choreography by: Ronald K. Brown

Music by: Meshell Ndegeocello 

Lighting by: Tsubasa Kamei

Costumes by: Omotayo Wunmi Olaiya


Costume construction by: 
Zinda Williams

Performance: The Company

Commissioned by Fisher Center at Bard and The Joyce Theater, Mercy marks the first collaboration between Choreographer Ronald K. Brown and Composer Meshell Ndegeocello. The piece focuses on seeking compassion, which leads one to have mercy. In this work, the dancers embark on a physical journey towards justice in response to assault that resolves in joy and surrender.

Mercy premiered on July 5, 2019 at Bard Summerstage and is co-commissioned by the Richard B.Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Carolina Performing Arts, UNC Chapel Hill, and The Joyce Theater’s Stephen and Cathy Weinroth Fund for New York.