THE BARRIER PROJECT by Orange Grove Dance is a part of the Mapping Racism Project.
After months of field work and conversations with residents of the historic neighborhood of North Brentwood, Maryland, THE BARRIER PROJECT became a multi-location site-specific dance and design performance that traversed audiences through the town in May of 2019.
Directed and conceived by: Orange Grove Dance
Choreography: Colette Krogol and Matt Reeves in collaboration with performers
Performers: Colette Krogol, Chris Law, Shanice Mason, Juliana Ponguta, Matt Reeves, and Nicole Sneed
Projection & Sound Design: Matt Reeves
Stage Manager: Tori Ujczo
Voices of the North Brentwood Community:
Mr. Arthur J. Dock
Mayor Petrella Robinson
Alongside voices from a 1994 interview with North Brentwood residents graciously shared by The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Thanks to Chris Law and Ama Law for their vital role within the creation of this work. Through important conversations and a dedication to this project you helped bring this work to life.
Joe’s Movement Emporium, Brooke Kidd, Neena Narayanan, Andre Mazelin, Mayor Petrella Robinson, Stuart Eisenberg, PGAAMCC, Jake Rollow, Ryan Craun, The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, and Gustavo
A partnership between Hyattsville Community Development Corporation and Joe’s Movement Emporium.
Cities of Hyattsville & North Brentwood
Prince George’s African-American Musuem & Cultural Center
Ally Theatre Company
Orange Grove Dance
Support for Mapping Racism comes from:
MID-ATLANTIC ARTS FOUNDATION: Cross-Sector Arts Grant
City of Hyattsville
Prince George’s Arts & Humanities Council
Prince George’s County Council Member, Deni Taveras
Long & Foster Real Estate Broker, Ann Barrett