MOTheR, a new work by choreographer Kirven Douthit-Boyd, centers on a family who uses the power of dance to elevate their existence.
Mother and her four sisters serve as protectors of their family, orchestrating movement of the natural world to transport them to sovereignty. They are magical agents of change who use their individual and collective powers to lead their family on a journey, which is both worldly and ethereal.
This original production encompasses alchemy, robust sound, vibrant imagery inspired by the cultural aesthetic of Afrofuturism and movement vocabulary that blends cultural and contemporary dance to tell the story of five women who will stop at nothing to protect the prosperity of their children.
“MOTheR is inspired by the strength and power of the women in my family,” Douthit-Boyd says. “I refer to my mother and her sisters as super“she”roes – my original figures of inspiration and wonder. I’ve developed the narrative from the perspective of my younger self, though I still look up to them all in constant awe of their strength and resilience.”