Memories aren't spoken. They are bone marrow. From their crux, we build universes.
The RAKIA! Team is excited to share with you our latest work, A RUIN, premiering at JACK from May 13 - May 15, 2022! Click here for tickets! Choreographed & Conceived by Rakia Seaborn & Produced by Sarah Donnelly, A RUIN features performances by Stacy Lynn Smith & Pia Murray, with sound design by Austin Guerrazzi, set design by Sean Billy Kizy & Art Direction by Ethan Baldwin. Following a catastrophic climate disaster, three Black women are tasked with rewriting America. Inspired by Giselle's madness, classical mythology, and breakup albums, dance artist Rakia Seaborn crafts a surrealist wasteland by inverting and decaying 1970’s Eastern European ballet mined from Youtube, ancient relics, and personal travel diaries. With eyes simultaneously fixed on American history, the present desolation, and a potentially utopian future wrapped in softness & safety, will this triumvirate rebuild....or nah?
The RAKIA! Team is hard at work building a universe; however, we can't do it without your support. Will you join our team and imagine a better world with us?
Your Contribution Directly Supports The Following:
$15- One Hour of Rehearsal Studio Space
$20- Stacy & Pia's Rate for One Hour of Rehearsal
$50- Art Supplies for Set Design
$100- Printed Promo Materials
$500- Rehearsal Studio Space for Our Entire Creative Process
$1200- Stacy & Pia's Performance Rate
$5000- Artist Fees for Stage Design, Sound Design & Lighting Design
$10,000- The Entire Cost of Production for "A Ruin"