Kenna-Camara Cottman

JUXTAPOSITION ARTS, Minneapolis, Minnesota, as fiscal sponsor for choreographer Kenna-Camara Cottman, Minneapolis, Minnesota, received $8,000 in support of the development and production of Takk.  Juxtaposition Arts develops community by engaging and employing young urban artists in hands-on education initiatives that create pathways to self-sufficiency while actualizing creative power.  It combines design education and youth empowerment with a social-enterprise business model.  Cottman has been dancing, studying, teaching, and organizing in the Minneapolis area for over 20 years.  Her main area of focus is Black Dance, with an emphasis on West African and Hip Hop Dance and culture.  Takk is an exploration of relationships placed in the shifting sand of a Senegalese wrestling ring.  The work will investigate the ambiguity that comes from expressing emotions and desire, the effects of commentary by outsiders on a romance, and the way the sand affects movement.  Jerome support will subsidize, in part, three productions of the work in 2013.

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