“Witness,” a work at the intersection of art and activism, uses contemporary ballet, film, and an original score to give historical context to America’s current racial quagmire.  Told in 3 parts -- Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow -- “Witness”:

  • Depicts the plight of a People;
  • Promotes African-American beauty and talent;
  • Provides hope in a more equal and just future.

All in an effort to educate, challenge, and change the hearts and minds of its audience.

 

At the invitation of renowned African-American expatriate choreographer, teacher, and dancer Vendetta Mathea, “Witness” benefits from a six week choreographic incubation residency in Aurillac, France at La Manufacture

This residency happened thanks in part to The New World School of the Arts Alumni Foundation’s Inspiration Grant.  Set to premiere at The Hostos Center for Arts & Culture on April 13, 2018 as a part of the CUNY Dance Initiative, “Witness” needs your assistance to be fully realized.  Please consider making a tax deductible donation to RudduR Dance by clicking the link below in order to support this and other ongoing activities.

 




 

While in residence, we had the privilege of having President Emmanuel Macron (then a candidate) visit a rehearsal of "Witness."

Christopher Rudd workshopping “Witness”

Mr. Rudd meets President Macron

Christopher shares more about “Witness” with President Macron

Witness, Scene I: Yesterday

Witness, Scene I: Yesterday

Witness, Scene I: Yesterday

Witness, Scene II: Today

Witness, Scene II: Today

Witness, Scene II: Today

The Work In Progress poster