House lights are still up as Tommie-Waheed Evans' "Bodies as Sites of Faith and Protest" begins. A group of dancers in all black step on stage, marching and clapping in time. Facing in toward each other, they are unified and mission-driven. Suddenly, a single dancer emerges from the group singing the folk song "We Shall Overcome." He walks carefully straight ahead, proclaiming the Civil Rights anthem to the audience. The lights dim.
Tommie-Waheed Evans' “Bodies as Sites of Faith and Protest.” Photograph courtesy of Waheedworks