LOST IN LANGUAGE AND SOUND//collaborating with legends / by Liz Morgan

 Liz Morgan performing in Lost in Language and Sound by Ntozake Shange (a work-in-progress showing in Brooklyn)

Liz Morgan performing in Lost in Language and Sound by Ntozake Shange (a work-in-progress showing in Brooklyn)

for colored girls... is one of those works that surprises me every time I encounter it.  It is inspirational in its depth and stunning in its uniqueness.

I’m humbled to feel so close to the legacy of Ntozake Shange’s voice in this present moment.

Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of collaborating with some of the brilliant artists that have worked closely with Ntozake to bring her texts to life.  Specifically, Laurie Carlos and Ifa Bayeza have been great mentors to me at Brown and beyond.

And after attending the recent gala exhibition honoring the 40th anniversary of for colored girls..., I’ve been personally invited by Ntozake Shange to collaborate on her new choreoessay, Lost in Language and Sound.

 This truly is the stuff that dreams are made of. 

This will be an ongoing collaboration and we will present the work-in-progress at the end of this week so look out for personalized invitations via Facebook/e-mail or visit 651 Arts for details about this amazing piece of art.

Ashe.