Free Fall Showing Program
Sweet Child of Mine
Choreographed & Performed by Veronica Cheeseboro, Shoshana Mozlin, Sharayah Spruill, Courtney Stewart, Matthew Ting, & Leah Tubbs
Music by Black Violin
Sweet Child of Mine focuses on the adultification bias of Black girls. The roles and responsibilities of older girls to assist in the upkeep of the house and to be a role model for their younger siblings while outperforming in school and extracurricular activities may be too much for them to handle. The added pressure takes away a child’s innocence and derails her/them of social and psychological development & growth. It forces a girl to grow up before she is/they are mentally, emotionally, and psychologically equipped to do so.
Sweet Child of Mine explores the dynamics between Black women holding onto the added responsibilities and expectations placed upon them from childhood, as well as how they can reverse the patterns placed on them by allowing girls to be children. MADC feels that this subject matter will resonate with families of Black & Brown communities, as well as educate and expose a broader audience to this ongoing issue that affects the relationship between parents and girls from all walks of life. The goal of the overall audience experience is to provide professional dance accessible to all while sparking dialogue amongst one another when viewing Sweet Child of Mine to begin a positive shift to reverse this ongoing societal issue. For more information regarding the adultification bias of Black girls, you can click here to view our Pinterest Inspiration Board.
143 (Working Title)
Choreographed & Performed by: Leah Tubbs
Music by: Teyana Taylor
143 (Working Title) is a love letter to celebrate black and brown love through a series of ensemble and solo sections. BIPOC love is a form of resistance while engulfing radical joy to uplift and inspire the communities that MADC serves. Over the course of almost two years, Black & Brown people have endured a multitude of trauma, loss, and displacement due to the ongoing pandemic. The goal of 143 (Working Title) is to utilize dance as a form of healing and reflect positive images of love in the BIPOC community. MADC’s overall goal for the audiences experiencing 143 (Working Title) is to provide an inclusive and accessible space for BIPOC communities and artists to be seen as human and worthy & deserving of love.
Gratitude & Support
MADC would like to thank our donors & Patreon supporters: Anonymous (3), Sharon Banks, Paul Brill, William-Michael Cooper, Zoe Correa, Mallory Creveling, Megan Curet, Lindi Duesenberg, Joy Hanks, Sarah Horne, Bri Jenkins, Rachel Kuczynski, Karen & Brian Lowy, Jeffery Martin, Susan Mende, Leila Mire, Jessica Mosher, Sophie Parens, Tanya Patton, Joya Powell, Chatiera Ray, Tammeca Rochester, Nathaniel Rutledge, Harriette Smiley, Laronica Southerland, Charis Travlos, Laura Tubbs, & Monse Valdez.
MADC is a sponsored project through Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Assist us in continuing to be an agent of social change and amplifying BIPOC voices through movement. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation, become a Patreon patron, purchase an item from MADC's Etsy shop, or discover other ways to support the company.
This event is a part of Gibney’s POP: Open Rehearsals, a program supporting curated rental opportunities for the dance community.
This intimate studio showing is a part of a City Artist Corps Grant from the generous support made possible by The New York Foundation for the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, NYC Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment (MOME), and The Queens Theatre.