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The Black Man. . .Complex

Original Production, Creative Director, Director, Choreographer, Costume Designer

Premiered on August 20, 2014 at Trustus Theatre.

With an ensemble of six performers, Henderson explores the relationships between ethnicity, sexuality and society in this full-length work, which incorporates movement, sound and images, all interwoven with Henderson’s original text and choreography. A search for identity, an emotional journey towards a sacred place, a challenge, a plea, The Black Man. . .Complex utilizes a tapestry of artistic elements to give audience members a sense of one artist’s expression of the complexity of finding one’s rightful place in the world.

Henderson’s eclectic influences can be noted in the wide variety of music he’s chosen for The Black Man. . .Complex.  The works of recording artists as diverse as Nina Simone, Radiohead, John Legend, T-Pain, James Blake and Funkadelic are included in the evening’s soundscape.

Henderson presented an excerpt of this work under his new personal brand TO DANCE Inc. (T.O. Henderson Dance, Incorporated) at the prestigious Rogue Festival in Fresno, California in March of 2012 as special guest artists with Fresno Dance Collective and again in March of 2013 in a full evening of Henderson’s work titled “Hole in My Bucket: A Perspective.”

Excerpts from The Black Man. . .Complex

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