POWER
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“one of this country’s most talented choreographers”
—The New York Times
Canceled
POWER
Dance
NY PREMIERE
POWER
Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group
Choreography by Reggie Wilson
 
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We find no harm in dancing.
Choreographer Reggie Wilson has traveled far and wide: to the Mississippi Delta, to research secular and religious ways of life; to Trinidad and Tobago, to understand the Spiritual Baptists and the Shangoists; to Southern, Central, West, and East Africa, to work with performance groups and diverse religious communities. Throughout his career, he’s sought out the varied histories and spiritual practices of Africa and its diaspora to guide his own personal movement style, which he calls “post-African/Neo-HooDoo modern dance.”
“Reggie Wilson embodies the Ghanaian Akan symbol of Sankofa, a bird that looks backward, revisiting the past, to seek the egg that will hatch its future.”
Dance Magazine
POWER is the revelatory result of Wilson’s research of the Shakers in the Berkshire Mountains. In residencies at Jacob’s Pillow and Hancock Shaker Village, he found inspiration where he least expected it. Noting early in his study the Shakers’ extraordinary focus on dance and music, Wilson learned of their long history of welcoming free and enslaved African-Americans as early as the late 1700s—and also took inspiration from Mother Rebecca Cox Jackson, a free Black woman who became a Shaker Eldress and founded her own Shaker community in Philadelphia. Returning to BAM with Fist & Heel Performance Group for the fourth time, he offers his gift: a whirling, rhythmic, exalted expression of Black Shaker worship.
 
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How Creating Dance Helps Reggie Wilson “Get Rid” of His Obsessions
Wilson reveals to Dance Magazine that he tells, “young choreographers to make as much work as possible. Stop being precious. Get your chair dance out. Get your emotional dance out.”