Hawa (The Ride)

Orlando Hunter, Jr & Ricarrdo Valentine

Photo by: Orlando Hunter, Jr

Hawa (The Ride)  Orlando Hunter, Jr  Photo by: Ricarrdo Valentine

Hawa (The Ride)

Orlando Hunter, Jr

Photo by: Ricarrdo Valentine

Hawa (The Ride)

A contemporary myth, embodied in the characters of two horsemen, “Jacko” and “Cavalier Spirit.” Referencing West African cosmologies and urban cowboy practices the work takes up Black masculinity and the politics of adornment as source material for a creative fashioning of the future self. Through the use of short story and multimedia, this is an Afro-neo narrative of resilience, discovery and transformation.

Hawa (The Ride) with The Pilot Dance Project

Orlando Hunter, Jr & Ashley Horn Nott

Photo by: Pin Lim

Hawa (The Ride)

Orlando Hunter, Jr. & Ricarrdo Valentine

Photo by: Ricarrdo Valentine

Credit

Performers: Orlando Hunter, Jr & Ricarrdo Valentine

Choreography: Brother(hood) Dance!

Costumes by: Shane Ballard & Gabriel García Román

Music credit: The Last Poets: Tribute to Obabi & Garrett Stegall

Text by: Orlando Hunter, Jr

Hawa (The Ride) was developed in part during an Artist in Residency at Abrons Arts Center

This project is made possible by a City's Initiative grant from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.

Abrons Arts Center-Artist-in-residence work-in-process showing