Fusing the confidence of the runway with the passion of dance, “BeSpoken!”,
under the choreographic direction of Iquail Johnson (founder of Dance Iquail),
conveys the latent and suppressed power of both man and woman. Magnifying human
battles with self-image and self-doubt through vignettes utilizing the Horton
and Afro-Modern dance techniques, this journey of fashion, movement, and music
will stimulate dialogue amongst youth and adults with the hope of empowering
them to reject self-deprecating attitudes and ideas.
Established and emerging fashion designers residing in New York City
will administer the fashion designs that will be enlivened by selected dancers.
A delicate balance of R&B, hip-hop, funk, house, instrumental, rock, and
poetry will serve as the glue to fuse the elements of fashion with dance. Ultimately,
beauty and pain will be juxtaposed to both captivate and inspire our audiences.