The Black Iris Project - A Mother's Rite - A Dance Film
First aired: January 19, 2019.
A MOTHER'S RITE explores one mothers journey through stages of grief after being thrust into the spotlight by way of her son's murder by police.
Directed & Choreographed by Jeremy McQueen
Filmed & Edited by: Colton Williams
Music - "The Rite of Spring" Composed & Arranged by Igor Stravinksy,
Performed by Anderson & Roe Piano Duo
Libretto by Angelica Cheri
Portraits by Sophia Dawson
Character Specialist - Stephanie Berry
News Reporter - A.J. Ross
'Letter of Love' Voiceover - Khyri Brewer
Danced by: Courtney Celeste Spears (Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater)
Featuring: Christopher R. Wilson (Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater)
A MOTHER'S RITE was co-commissioned through The Bronx Museum of the Arts' Dance-led interdisciplinary collaborative commissioning program (BxMA Co-Lab) and 651 ARTS, with additional support provided by Vineyard Arts Project.