...on being...


Inspired by the socio-political climate surrounding race and colorism, ...on being... is a dance-centered multimedia work examining Blackness in relation to Post-Blackness. Using Touré's Who's Afraid of Post Blackness? and How to be Black by Baratunde Thurston as catalysts, ...on being... challenges audiences to consider a sensitive topic prominent in current events. Developed with consideration to many individual perspectives, ...on being... expands the perceived boundaries of the African Diaspora, broadens the conversation about race and blackness, and connects viewers to a lively national discussion.

...on being... is made possible by the generous support of the Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation and the Heinz Endowments, the Heinz Small Arts Initiative, and the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater.

Touring Cast - 4 Dancers
20 minutes
Tours with OCTAVIA