Maman Brigitte, We Are Here, Because You Were There
"We are Here, because you were there" is a performance piece inspired by cultural theorist Stuart Hall's quote. A commentary of the existences of a new Black culture created from The New World. Concentrated in Haitian and Dominican roots and traditions this performance looks at Manman Brigitte the death loa in Vodou. She protects the gravestones in cemetery. This is an example of how the mixture of different cultures whether by force or choice often create a counter culture.
Maman Brigitte: We are here, because you were there inspired by a quote by cultural theorist Stuart Hall and is a commentary of the existences of a new Black culture created from The New World. Concentrated in Haitian and Dominican roots and traditions this series looks at Maman Brigitte, the death loa in Voodoo, the protector of cemeteries and graves. She guards spirits in transition from life to their death. Maman Brigitte is from an ongoing series which celebrates the Loa in costume, dance and events.