Three women bring joy, power and resiliency to a seemingly empty house. The film knits together the music of Nathaniel Braddock performed by the Occidental Brothers Dance Band International; and choreography by Edisa Weeks in collaboration with dancers Angel Chinn, EmmaGrace Skove-Epes and J’nae Simmons.
running time: 7:40 minutes
video stills & images from behind the scene
Stitching Back Time
Choreography/Direction: Edisa Weeks in collaboration with the performers Composer: Nathaniel Braddock Costumes: Sarita Fellows Video Direction: Darryl Hell Dancers: Angel Chinn, EmmaGrace Skove-Epes, J’nae Simmons Musicians: Greg Artry, Greg Ward, Josh Ramos, Nathaniel Braddock Videography: Darryl Hell, Wolfgang Busch Video Editing: Darryl Hell Music Mastering: Anatoly Grinberg Creative Producer: Marýa Wethers Production Manager: Violet Asmara Tafari Community Outreach Coordinator: Rebecca Fitton Caterer: Raven Wilson / Soull Fusion
Stitching Back Time was filmed and recorded in 2021 during a 3 RITES: Happinesscreative residency at Snug Harbor Cultural Center (Staten Island, NY) by DELIRIOUS Dances and the Occidental Brothers Dance Band International. The video is made possible through the support of 651 ARTS, Joyce Mertz Gilmore Foundation, National Center for Choreography at The University of Akron,National Performance Network. New Music USA, New York State Council for the Arts, and the generosity of individuals.
Heartfelt Thanks to Melissa West, Shawna Salmon, and the entire team at Snug Harbor Cultural Center for making the Happiness residency possible.