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.