Syvilla: They Dance to Her Drum
Hair Piece: a film for nappyheaded people
Zajota and the Boogie Spirit
This film was produced after my first visit to Africa in the 80s. There I met people who spoke different languages, cooked food differently, wore different clothing and in some ways had a different way of seeing the world. None of this mattered – we were still able to communicate with each other through the world of dance. There is no place in Africa that I have not been able to “throw down” with the locals and have a great time. This led me to thinking more about how dance traveled across the African Diaspora and how it has been retained in our bodies and in our hearts. During this time, I was also interested in computer animation. This film was made in part using the first consumer Apple desktop computer and won me the Apple Computer Distinguished Educator Award. These films, and others that I have made, reflect my experiences and serve as a look into my imagination, parts of my life as well as how I am thinking through ideas about the world. Learn more about my films that you can purchase for your collection by visiting the store.