Life Encounters: Archie Burnett
Directed by the legendary Archie Burnett, first Father of the New York-based House of Ninja, Life Encounters invites audiences to witness the evolution of New York City underground dance histories by way of Burnett’s most cherished personal memories. From long nights spent at NYC’s iconic underground dance party The Loft to developing kinships with the Hustle, Waacking, Vogue, and post-modern dance communities, Burnett and a dynamic cast of guest artists—Abdiel, Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie, Princess Lockerooo, Deandre “Yummy” Brown, Maya Llanos, and Sinia Reid—embody the adage that there is nothing quite like a life well-danced. PROGRAM: Life Encounters; choreography: Archie Burnett; Music: Steve “DJ Chip Chop” Gonzalez. Video by Nel Shelby Productions.