Black Like Me

An Exploration of the Word Nigger

Featuring Choreographer and Dance Artist Jade Solomon Curtis

Black Like Me: An Exploration of the Word Nigger, is a multidisciplinary evening length work that explores the reverb of a single word in a global community. It considers the effects of the word nigger, all its permutations, its history and its casual use in Hip Hop culture.

Comprised of 5 sections created in collaboration with two of America’s leading Black media design technologists, original sound composition and local activists; it asks if it is possible to redefine a word that was intended to belittle a people.

Black Like Me combines physical, verbal, visual and sonic language to tell five narratives and perspectives in a unique way. Inspired by present day youth and their casual use of the word nigger, innovative multi-disciplined artists, visual/media design experts and digital campaign strategists come together to, in essence, combine the best of arts and sciences to enhance the singular message; nigger cannot be transformed.


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Feb. 12, 2020 7:00 PM


Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall
929 N Water St
Milwaukee, WI 53202

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