ZONG is the story of homage, celebration and an acknowledgement of the interconnectedness, history, transformation, and perseverance of survivors of the middle passage.
Part I: Ancestral spirits dance
Part II: Feeding of the Ocean - Olokun ritual offering
Part III: Black Atlantic - aquatic environment inhabited by bio-luminous creatures and African slaves thrown overboard bound for America.
Conceived and Directed by Kimberly Mayhorn
Choreographer: Shalewa Mackall
Music/Original Score: Part I & II: Daniel Givens; Part III: Marc Cary
Performed by: Aisha Domingue, Anna Francis, Novella Francis, Orion Gordon, JoiLynn,
Baraka de Soleil
Costume/Headdresses: Stacy Scibelli
Length: 15 minutes
Development: HERE Artist-in-Residence Program (HARP), 2006 / 2nd year