A flowing collage of images, issues and embodied movements, Bag Ladies is a physical meditation on the utility of the black diaspora for contemporary African-American young women. Using bodies and voices, TRPC investigates the black diaspora’s meanings, textures, ruptures and seamless blends across a variety of cultural landscapes. We explore the multiple entries and travels that diasporic navigation entails: the packing and unpacking of our accumulated baggage; and the various appropriations and negations, conscious and not-so-conscious coerced and inevitable meetings that we observe, encounter, and live locally as urban, Chicago-based African-American women and globally as black women in the African diaspora.
Script Excerpt #1: Authenticity
Script Excerpt #2: Ode to Africa