because she was

Cynthia Oliver (Choreographer), Jason Finkelman (Composer), Geoff Gersh (Composer), Adrienne McDonald (Costume designer)

Research output: Non-textual formChoreography

Abstract

because she was is the solo iteration of the larger evening-length work SHEMAD, a meditation on black womanhood and madness. Oliver summons the worlds of women where their critique of one another can move from vicious to tender to humorous. She evokes the myth of the Djablesse and calls madness diagnoses into question, perhaps considering it's deployment a container for women's supernatural powers.
Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2001

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  • Research Output

    • 1 Choreography

    SHEMAD

    Oliver, C., Aleong, R., Bueschel, C., Redding Jones, R., Wynn, M., Finkelman, J., Gersh, G. & Cohen, C., 2000

    Research output: Non-textual formChoreography

  • Cite this

    Oliver, C. (Choreographer), Finkelman, J. (Composer), Gersh, G. (Composer), & McDonald, A. (Costume designer). (2001). because she was. Choreography