Artist Statement

Portrait of Christopher looking over his left shoulder. Christopher holds a large shark jaw on his head that creates a frame of sharp teeth around his face. The portrait is evocative of the shark spirit animal that inhabits him.
Portrait of Christopher looking over his left shoulder. Christopher holds a large shark jaw on his head that creates a frame of sharp teeth around his face. The portrait is evocative of the shark spirit animal that inhabits him.

I am an immigrant, Garífuna descendant, queer, and visually impaired choreographer working at the intersection of my cultural, disability, and gender identities.

I am interested in the secular or sacred design in objects and how it influences our personal stories. I reinterpret the object’s functionality, creating a balance between mysticism and symbolism to explore the origin of traditions and how they frame our bodies and the identities that inhabit us.

I am devoted to building inclusive and multi-dimensional dance performances where accessibility flourishes from intuition, body wisdom and ancestral memory.

Disability and Healing Justice Practices, Auditory Performativity, Storytelling, Tactile Installation, Cinematography , Color Contrast, Closed Captioned Poetry are predominant aspects of my choreographic work.

Photo credit: Walter Wlodarczyk

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