L-R: Leslie Parker, Amara Tabor-Smith, Mayfield Brooks, Vie Boheme "Call To Remember"


Call To Remember

Daily from Feb. 20-22
7:30 p.m.

As part of the Pillsbury House Theatre’s Renegade-ism: Artists on the Edge Series, choreographer and dancer Leslie Parker takes the stage with three other black women and nonbinary dance artists. The evening of work, titled Call to Remember, will be a mix of improvisation and experimentation, investigating the lineage and vitality of black pedagogy, artistry, and activism in dance. Parker’s recent showing in the Momentum series at the O’Shaughnessy soared with dynamic punch. Here she’s joined by Vie Boheme, a triple threat whose career has spanned stints with top contemporary dance companies, musical theater, and solo performance. The collaboration also features Brooklyn-based Mayfield Brooks, an improviser, performance artist, and urban farmer; and Stanford artist-in-residence Amara Tabor-Smith, who draws on Yoruba Lukumí spiritual ritual for her Afro surrealist aesthetic. The performance at the Pillsbury House marks the start of a yearlong collaboration among the four artists as they explore memory and remembrance as a way to create community.