Lumina Dance Co (3:52) California, USA
Choreographed by: Aubre Hill
Performers: Stefanie Fatooh & Aubre Hill
Videographers: Aubre Hill
Music: Delta Rae “Bottom of the River”
Additional Credits: Film Editing by Dan Rosenboom Filmed on the unceded land of the Skokomish Tribe October 2020
What dance styles are being fused?
Theatrical dance aka “Jazz”, Afro-Caribbean, Egyptian Raqs Sharqi, and Zar Ritual
As an Asian American growing up in the Pacific Northwest, I have continually been inspired by the cross roads of cultures and the expression of mixed cultural identity. “Bottom of the River” is an exploration of those themes through the lens of gender, female expression, feminism, and patriarchy examining American history from the Witch Trials of the 1600’s to present day legislation. The aesthetics blend and navigate the contrasts of Theatrical dance aka “Jazz”, Afro-Caribbean, Egyptian Raqs Sharqi, and Zar Ritual investigating the concept of the feminine across cultures, regions, and contexts.