Deborah Conton

Deborah Conton, photo by Cindy Trinh

Deborah Conton’s Rise focuses on the distinct erasure of Black women from the House Dance/Club culture in New York City and beyond. The piece explores the movements, emotions, and its effects from multiple viewpoints while it simultaneously signals a reclaiming and reassertion of Black women’s presence via their ancestors.

Deborah Conton: The Atlanta-born native and Brooklyn resident continues to spread healing work via dance, spirituality, and writing. As a child, her inquisitive mind drew her towards her mother’s vast musical influences and Atlanta’s nightlife where she developed a love for the club culture. She is also part of a Brooklyn-based dance collective known as Afro Mosaic Soul.

Her journey has led her to perform with Movement Research for the Fall/Winter 2018 series, BAAD!, Under The Radar Festival, Yeah! That’s What She Said, New York City’s SummerStage 2018, and Joe’s Pub.

She is currently an artist-in-residence at the Center for Performance Research in Williamsburg.