Selected Creative Works
"The year my father died, I became a writer. Then the year my mother died, I became a performer."
Latanya d. Tigner and Lashon Daley
TURNTABLES centers the story of the Cal Bearettes and their struggle to find space and respect on UC Berkeley's campus. This dance film highlights the trials that Black women and women of color have faced as they seek to find resources, provisions, and a safe place to call their own.
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Streaming on demand until Dec. 31.
How to Take Root
Created and Produced by
“How to Take Root” is a sonic synopsis of Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai, a documentary co-directed and produced by Lisa Merton. Written in the second person addressed to Maathai, "How To Take Root" was created by reading the text aloud. The recording was slowed and stretched out using an effect called Paulstretch. Ambient sounds of nature are audible in the background.
Commissioned by IrieDance with support from the David Brower Center.
Seeds of Hope
Cherie Hill and Lashon Daley
Shot and edited by
Seeds of Hope is a dance film about the story, emotions, and actions of Wangari Maathai and the Green Belt Movement women who risked their lives to plant trees throughout Kenya.
Photographed by Robbie Sweeny
She-Verse is a multi-media piece inspired by drifting water, land, ancestors, bravery, and eco-feminism.
How We Play
Joyce Chan, Lashon Daley, Kyra Katagi
How We Play focuses on the movement narratives that are developed when learning the rules of social engagement.
Will This Work?
Joyce Chan and Tanvi Mongia
Will This Work? highlights the difficulty of building relationships.
The Carter Sisters
Ra Malika Imhotep
The Carter Sisters is a play about the sisterhood of Tiana and Lorraine Carter as they grapple with the recent death of their mother through their artistic practices—Tiana through her spoken-word poetry and Lorraine through her play writing. However, offstage, their relationship is stifling and combative. As they work to reconcile their relationship, their estranged father is released from his 20-year stint in prison and wants to become a part of their lives again.