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“We ultimately wanted to be in dialogue with [Carrie Mae Weems’s] message while honoring those that have been disproportionately impacted by the virus. Collectively we are a diverse company composed of Latino, Native American, European and Filipino-American. We wanted to feel that we could turn and face this together. I have a deep belief in the power of awareness as the first step in creating change. I consider our work to be a deep bow to the power of this artist, her work, and message.” — ShaLeigh Comerford, Founder, Artistic Director, ShaLeigh Dance Works

ShaLeigh Dance Works, a company based in Durham, performed original choreography in response to RESIST COVID / TAKE 6! at the Durham Station.

ShaLeigh is one of 12 North Carolina artists selected by the American Dance Festival to present work in front of several installations of this outdoor exhibition created by artist Carrie Mae Weems. This project is the Nasher Museum’s eighth collaboration with the American Dance Festival. Learn more.

Videos of other dance artists in this series will be released each week. Watch this series of videos of original choreography in response to RESIST COVID / TAKE 6!.

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