To create dance theatre works that capture imaginations, engage audiences’ aesthetic, intellectual and experiential sensibilities; To excavate our social, political, and deeply personal selves and make folks laugh, cry, curse, shout and consider and reconsider what we each do everyday to negotiate the complex lives we live; To engage in conversation at its most rewarding levels. To touch souls.
Cynthia Oliver creates performance collages that move from dance to word to sound and back again toward an eclectic and provocative dance theatre. A Bronx born, Virgin Island reared performer, she incorporates the textures of Caribbean performance with African, and American, aesthetic sensibilities. She has been awarded and/or commissioned by the Franklin Furnace, The Puffin Foundation ...