Nailah Randall-Bellinger, choreographer and commissioned artist in residence at Harvard University, is creating a dance that focuses on the African American experience within the context of freedom and ownership of property and self. Nailah filmed part of her dance at the Robbins House this month.
In her words, “This is a new, original piece that I am building. The dance narrative, which premieres in November, is called Initiation – In Love Solidarity, and speaks to the resilience, liberation, and ownership of the Black female body. The Robbins House is one of three sites that I am using because of what it represents and symbolizes for Black Americans. The other two are Ogunquit beach in Maine and Green Acres in Eliot Maine.”