Jennifer Archibald responds to the Tulsa race massacre at the multimedia premiere of the Tulsa Ballet
Jennifer Archibald's professional role largely reflects the breadth of the dance field itself. Her Canadian currently lives in New York City and runs her own dance company and their ArchCore 40 Dance Intensive. She is a visiting artist at several universities and teaches at the David Gefen Drama School at Yale University. She has commercial clients such as Nike and MAC Cosmetics. She is a resident choreographer of Cincinnati Ballet.
After years of creative process, Tulsa Ballet unveiled its multimedia premiere, Breakin` Bricks, this month. Eight black dancers created for the company and hired for the project, Breakin Brix, reflected the 1921 Tulsa race massacre that terrorized the wealthy black community in the city of Greenwood. It corresponded. This work is "one of the most difficult projects I've ever done," says Archibald.
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