DAVID J AMADO
The desire to be seen and accepted as we truly are is one of our deepest human desires and is the central theme of the dance film “Velveteen”. Inspired by the book “The Velveteen Rabbit” by Margery Williams, “Velveteen” chronicles one queer black man’s journey from self-hatred and repression towards self-discovery and acceptance. With dance and poetry, we follow our protagonist as he navigates ancestral trauma, racism, and homophobia to heal himself, find community and live an authentic life unburdened by the expectations of others.
A choreographed contemporary ballet duet for two men built around the concepts of symmetry, parallel lines, light and perspective.
A choreographed contemporary ballet trio for me which uses formations and visual effects to give the illusion of that the viewer is gazing into a kaleidoscope.