Kiandanda Dance Theater

The 350 + millions of moving targets is a multimedia dance theater event that addresses the ongoing refugee crisis of Black and Brown bodies in the Mediterranean and South America. It is the latest iteration of a creative process begun in 2017. The intergenerational cast is comprised of dancers and non-dancers, including those who have had direct experience with forced migration. Excerpts have been performed at the Fresh Festival at Joe Goode Annex in January 2019, and the Black Choreographers Festival in February 2019. An solo iteration was presented along with NAKA Dance Theater at the Eastside Cultural Center in Oakland in 2017. The work merges ethnic dances of the Congo from the Ntsangui and Kongo groups with western theatrical devices to create a performance that seeks to activate audiences towards political engagement with the migrant crisis.