Waters, Sweet Red, and The Wild Glitter Transformation
by Junauda Petrus
December 10-19, 2015
In this performance-creation-transformation-installation, the recipes and wisdoms of queen mothers, the wild wanderings of great grandmothers and the limitless aspirations of free-spirited aunties have come to hold space in a soul’s winter. This work uses performance, visual art, aerial, mommy’s cooking and soundscapes draped in Anita Baker, Sade and soulful island women meditations to let audiences live in an experiential moment of unfurling, wildness and sweetness.
Junauda Petrus creates work for performance that thoughtfully and genuinely luxuriates on the modern and surreal Black experience, celebrating and curious of its multitudinous, complex, and dynamic sweetness. Her work is shaped by her urban upbringing, West Indian heritage, and connection to ancestral creativity. She has received the MN State Arts Board Cultural Community Partnership, the Givens Foundation Writer’s Mentorship, The Playwrights’ Center Many Voices Fellowship, and the Jerome Travel and Study Grant.