Wabash Arts Corridor | STREET LEVEL 2017: Misty de Berry
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STREET LEVEL 2017: Misty de Berry

Title

little sister: An Afro-Temporal Solo-Play

Artist

Misty de Berry

Date Performed

October 6 & 7, 2017

Photo Credit

Threewalls

About This Project

little sister: An Afro-Temporal Solo-Play is at once a memory-scape and a mytho-biography set to poetry, movement, and mixed media. A performance poem spanning from the Antebellum South to present-moment Chicago, it tells the story of a nomadic spirit named little-she who shape-shifts through the memories and imaginings of her sister, the narrator. Through the characters little-she and the narrator, the solo-performance explores embodied ways to rupture and relieve the impact of macro forms of violence in the micro realm of the everyday. To this end, little sister witnesses and disrupts the legacy of violence in the lives of queer Black women through a trans-temporal navigation of everyday encounters within familial, small groups and intimate partner spaces.