Themes of visibility, ancestral veneration, and Black liberation appear in my works as a means of retelling and reclaiming history. My artistic practice is rooted in my cultural identity as a Black female, choreographer, and filmmaker from the South.
NYPL Research Fellowship
Irishia has recently been selected to receive a two-week Short-Term Fellowship at New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture for her proposed project, Reimagining Screendance: Reclamation of Black Aesthetics in Dance Film History. Her fellowship will take place in Spring of 2024.