"As an Anglo-Quebec artist and a second generation immigrant; this contemporary dance piece, choreographed and performed by Dana Michel is important to me. The theme around identity spoke directly to me and illicited visceral and emotional reactions. In the larger scheme of things this piece made room for Black Art and Black Artists. Particularly Contemporary Dance, in Quebec to show themselves unfiltered and not through a lens the majority sees from. The confidence and affirmation in this work has stayed with me.
As a person of colour, seeing someone take space in this manner gives me the confidence to do so as well. What I carry into a room does not need to weigh me down, and can instead build me up. I no longer feel pressure to code-switch. Now I use that energy to bring my best, real self to work without feeling less than or unworthy."