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Komansé Dance Theater Explores Issues Of Social Disparity

Komansé Dance Theater, seen here performing their past production "Human,: was founded by Raianna Brown as a way to bring together dance and social justice to the public.
Komansé Dance Theater, seen here performing their past production "Human,: was founded by Raianna Brown as a way to bring together dance and social justice to the public.
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Dance can spark dialogue, and Komansé Dance Theater is creating a dialogue in the world premiere of “Skid.”

Komansé was founded by Raianna Brown in May as a way to bring together dance and social justice to the public. She has also participated in social activism in her college days at Georgia Tech when she was on the dance team. Brown created “Skid” as a pilot program for the Innovative Arts and Technology Program at Georgia Tech.

She wants to celebrate black culture, while highlighting both the vulnerability and strength of humanity. She partnered with the Covenant House, an organization which serves homeless youth, in order to discuss the social disparities that surround homelessness and gentrification in Atlanta.

Lois spoke with Brown and LaToya Farris, the daily service coordinator at Covenant House, about this new production.

You can catch the world premiere of “Skid” at the Ferst Center of the Arts at Georgia Tech this Friday and Saturday night at 8pm.