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.
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.