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The Opulence of Integrity

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The Opulence of Integrity

“To be born, branded by history, burdened by responsibility, and inspired towards greatness requires a committed heart and an opulence of integrity." - Choreographer Christal Brown

Inspired by boxing's outspoken superstar Muhammad Ali’s career as a boxer and life as a social activist, public martyr, and human being, The Opulence of Integrity deploys eclectic movement and multiple media to illustrate the turmoil of a life infused by divinity yet misinterpreted by humanity. By using Ali as an archetype, The Opulence of Integrity explores the struggle for identity for men of color in the United States with an intimate and expansive look at social, economic, and spiritual trappings that prohibit freedom. Brown pours her own experience into the work and dedicates it to her father, brother, and uncle who, in her words, “fought but did not win” and to her son “whose battle has not yet begun.”

Earlier Event: April 6
The Opulence of Integrity
Later Event: May 12
La Carpa