ABOUT PEARLARTS STUDIOS | STAYCEE PEARL dance project
PearlArts Studios serves as a creative vehicle for the sound, dance, and visual explorations of STAYCEE PEARL dance project and Tuff Sound Recording. PearlArts Studios has firmly established a base in the Mine Factory Building in the Homewood/Point Breeze neighborhood, serving the dance community with affordable rehearsal and event space, residency opportunities, movement classes, and art and dance workshops.
STAYCEE PEARL dance project (SPdp) exists to interpret and mirror culture and community through dance and dance centered multi-media experiences. With diverse casting and programming, SPdp explores innovative conceptual possibilities while participating in meaningful collaboration. SPdp produces programming around compelling concepts and themes often inspired by social/political world issues. SPdp occasionally examines the works of celebrated legendary and contemporary artists of the African Diaspora. Examples of such projects includes OCTAVIA, which explores the life and work of famed African American Science Fiction novelist, Octavia Butler, and ...on being... which began as an investigation of the broad Post-Black conversation. Artists who inspire the work of SPdp include legendary Jazz vocalist Abbey Lincoln, Jimi Hendrix, and literary artists Alice Walker and Gabriel Garcia Márquez. Visual artists whose methods inform the visual imagery of the creative team’s work include contemporary, Nairobi-born, visual artist Wangechi Mutu, the late Jean-Michel Basquiat, and the mysterious graffiti artist, BANKSY. These artist are admired for their magical aesthetics that are combined with a gritty, honest, and original world perspective.