Premiere: May 12, 2016
CounterPulse - San Francisco, CA
Available for Touring
(dis)integration, co-produced by FACT/SF and CounterPulse, is an immersive and magically unsettling contemporary dance about exotic people, racial ambiguity, assimilation, and the Romani Diaspora. (dis)integration addresses persistent stereotypes of ‘Gypsies’, unpacks Slender-White’s experience as a fourth generation Romani-American, and was instigated by Michelle Obama’s casual use of the ethnic slur, ‘gypped’, during the 2014 Working Families Summit.
(dis)integration has additionally received significant support from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, San Francisco Arts Commission, Trust for Mutual Understanding, Movement Research, Dancers’ Group, and FACT/SF’s individual donors.
Choreography: Charles Slender-White in collaboration with the performers
Performers: Liane Burns, Michaela Burns, Eric Garcia, Evan Hart Marsh, Catherine Newman, LizAnne Roman Roberts, Charles Slender-White, Wiley Naman Strasser, Amanda Whitehead
Original Score: Dan Cantrell
Lighting Design: Darl Andrew Packard
Costume Design: Melissa Castaneda
Dramaturge: Seth Eisen
Image by Kegan Marling