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We Rise - Thalema Williams Choreography

'We Rise' is an original piece with a fusion of dance styles set to poetry, lyrics and music creating a story that each of us can relate to or has gone through. With this piece, I wanted to showcase that everyone has experience a moment in their life of fear, pain, loss, or disappointment. However, if 'We as a World' standing together despite it all, we will rise together. 'We Rise' speaks volumes about continuing to have hope, faith, and love for one another. Through the words of poet-Maya Angelou and the lyrics of Andra Day, I created a piece that incorporates artistry, musicality, emotion, technique, and a story line. With each movement in 'We Rise' the viewers will know that this piece is Thalema Williams' choreography. I hope 'We Rise' touches your heart and is truly memorable. I would like to thank Capezio A.M.E. Awards Competition 2016, Dance Teacher Summit, & Dance Media for given me the platform to showcase my piece. I would like to thank Zurisaddai Nikko Corona Jr.-videographer, Ke'Andre Parris, Tayesha Williams, my phenomenal dancers, and all the viewers. Together we can move mountains and Rise.



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#53 Yayyy
 
Terrific job
 
#52 We Rise
 
JUST AWESOME!!! You did a great job with this piece. Your message was clear and well understood by everyone that viewed it with me. Love it!
 
#51 We rise...
 
Strong and beautifully choreographed piece. Great job to the choreographer and all the dancers.
 
#50 We Rise
 
So, so in love with this piece in all aspects. So soulful and spirited, this piece gave me chills. Superb Job Thalema and dancers.
 
#49 lovely
 
Just elegant and beautiful. I really enjoyed viewing this piece.
 


#48 We Rise
 
This piece is a very spiritual, if you are positively looking for a better life, place to live, and to be treated as all other person in this world, then we need to Rise. Black lives matter. Inspiring.
 
#47 We Rise
 
Absolutely, heartfelt. I was emotional and in tears watching this. I related to this piece in so many way. Yes, I will watch again. The dancers brought the artistry and the choreography was phenomenal. Thanks for sharing.
 
#46 We Rise
 
Loving it .... Great job it was amazing !!!!
 
#45 Great
 
Phenomenal!
 
#44 We Rise 5.0!
 
Love it! Absolutely Amazing!
 


#43 #43
 
Love it! Absolutely Amazing!
 
#42 We rise
 
LOVE THUS VIDEO
 
#41 Great Work !
 
beautifully done
 
#40 We Rise
 
Dope. Truly uplifting piece. This is definitely worthy of being a part of the finals. You used the dance to speak an important message to everyone watching. I would love to watch this live. I love the story and the whole concept of this piece. Applauding all the dancers and the choreographer. We Rise.
 
#39 We Rise
 
This was amazing. I could really feel it when the dancers performed this piece. Definitely, have my support. xo
 


#38 We Rise
 
This was pure talent. The grace, poise and sheer determination shows in the execution of We Rise was flawless. May God continue To Bless You. And Keep Going. Never stop.
 
#37 Excellence
 
At its best
 
#36 We Rise
 
This was awesome. Like someone else out it "Poetry in motion." You truly are gifted.
 
#35 We Rise...
 
Looks great!!
 
#34 We Rise
 
Ommmggggg this is amazing and beautiful. I Love it!
 


#33 We Rise
 
We Rise moves me and I love watching. Truly fantastic. Thanks for sharing. xo
 
#32 We Rise
 
I would love to dance in We Rise piece. Can I ?!!! :D Incorporating the poetry by Maya Angelou and lyrics by Andra Day who are two inspirational women I feel that's genius. The dancers are fantastic; they brought the choreographer's artistry, musicality and emotion to life. We Rise. Inspired.
 
#31 We Rise
 
I truly love this performance. I felt the passion through the dancers. We Rise is a fantastic piece.
 
#30 We Rise
 
Beautiful dance and shows much talent involved. Way to go.
 
#29 #1 We Rise
 
inspirational!! congratulations
 


#28 We rise!
 
Amazing- we all love this!!
 
#27 We Rise
 
Effortless and memorable! I enjoyed this piece from beginning to end. The choreography was phenomenal. Bravo to the choreographer, you work is amazing. Hope to see this piece proform live. <3 :D
 
#26 Wonderful
 
Great Job!
 
#25 We rise
 
Amazing! Great Job!!!
 
#24 I Rose
 
Wow!!!! This is a poetic masterpiece! I love how through motion they articulated the words of Maya Angelou and the Rise Up song!!!!!! Truly the epitome of poetry in motion!!! Thank you for blooming such inspiration!
 


#23 Very lovely.
 
Best of luck.
 
#22 Beautiful
 
Love the Artistry!♥️ Much Love.
 
#21 Love it!
 
Love the visual artistry
 
#20 LOVE
 
Beautiful choreo and I love the inclusion of Maya!
 
#19 We rise
 
So powerful! Moving! Beautiful
 


#18 We RIse
 
Inspirational and Moving. Applause Applause!
 
#17 WOW!!!!
 
That was so beautiful...Loved it!!!!!!!!
 
#16 Great piece!
 
Really enjoyed this. Great to watch! Wonderful work, everyone!
 
#15 Talented Dancers
 
Proud of these dancers striving for excellence! We will all Rise!
 
#14 Power
 
Great piece. Dancer are strong and powerful and their movements show that they are passionate about the piece. Their passion is transferred to the viewer.
 


#13 We Rise
 
Very inspirational! I love a dance that tells a story. Got my vote!
 
#12 We Rise
 
Very inspirational! I love a dance that tells a story. Got my vote!
 
#11 @dancelema
 
Choreography is great. I like Lema The message in the song was good too
 
#10 Inspirational
 
The spoken word captivated me that set to dance there was a unique rhythm that spoke to my heart and then when Andra Day's song came the tears flowed a beautifully inspiring piece
 
#9 Inspirational
 
The spoken word captivated me that set to dance there was a unique rhythm that spoke to my heart and then when Andra Day's song came the tears flowed a beautifully inspiring piece
 


#8 Inspirational
 
The spoken word captivated me that set to dance there was a unique rhythm that spoke to my heart and then when Andra Day's song came the tears flowed a beautifully inspiring piece
 
#7 Great Piece
 
Just Lovely. Lema I'm so proud of you ...
 
#6 We Rise
 
Beautiful contemporary dance piece! Fabulous!!!
 
#5 Great job
 
Amazing!!! Congratolutions guys, Fernando You're awesome!! Eso es lo tuyo, xoxo
 
#4 #WeRise
 
Love Love Love
 


#3 We rise
 
Beautifully done!!!!!!!
 
#2 Great Piece
 
Amazing!!!! Love this piece!! Great dancers as well!!
 
#1 We Rise...
 
Great job!
 
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