I create pieces that challenge the audience's perception of oppressed communities by combining strong musicality, narrative, and performance. I believe that as artists we should use our creativity to speak up against social injustice and to be a voice for individuals whose voices may not be heard otherwise.
Donald McKayle Legacy Staging at the University of Utah
Irishia is set to stage Donald McKayle's classic work, Songs of the Disinherited, for the University of Utah's School of Dance. The work will premiere in Fall Concert 1 in October.
Songs of the Disinherited is one of Donald McKayle’s heritage masterworks. It examines and speaks deeply of varied aspects of the Black Diaspora in the New World.
Streaming: Sep 29 @ 5:30 pm | Sep 30 @ 7:30 pm | Oct 1 @ 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm