Rep Projects/Works 

 

 

on the action of black and white

(excerpted material from Process-Memoirs 1-3) 

2018

A blending of concepts, materials, and explorations from year one of the company's four year process towards 'and to the decades of hell' - two part epic work to premiere in 2021

Choreographed by Johnnie Cruise Mercer

This work premiered as a part of the Pepatian Bronx Arts APAP Showcase- January 2018  

 

 

 

Calamity (an excerpt from Experience:Sanctuary!)

2017

Loss of innocence, the moment of waking up within our true dark reality. Calamity!, a section from the evening length work Sanctuary, dives into the psychological  imaginative mind of child as it copes with multiple truths and struggles to regain purity.  A world is created, the surreal blends into actuality; the images, horrors and truths of contemporary society become the inspiration for the creation of a work on destruction and the impetus to question progression, possibility, hope, and fate.

Choreographed by Johnnie Cruise Mercer 

This work premiered at the Jamaica Performing Arts Learning Center as a part of the Making Moves Festival 2016 

 
 
 
 

 

perspicacity.

2016

"perspicacity: keenness of mental perception and understanding; discernment; penetration." 

Choreographed by Johnnie Cruise Mercer

This work was commissioned at the University Texas at Austin's Department of Theater and Dance. 

Premiered March 2016 as a part of Bodies and Soul at University Texas at Austin

 

 

black(adj.)

2015

 black (adj.) is an excerpted duet from the work, Pillow Talk: A Conversation Between Lovers. choreographed by Johnnie 'Cruise' Mercer.  Pulling from the constant presence of dual existence within America, the work follows the young black voice as it attempts to speak  and then confront whiteness. The concept of twoness and its relation to generational depletion of personal culture is thoroughly explored physically and emotionally, providing a glimpse into the schizophrenic state of questioning one’s self and where one belongs.

Choreographed by Johnnie Cruise Mercer

This work premiered at the MalayaWorks' Spoken Movement 2015 at Dogtown Dance Theater.