solange builds “bridge-s” with the getty
By Awa Gueye
November 15, 2019
By this point, Solange has certainly cemented herself as one of music’s finest architects. Her movements — vocal and physical — have helped introduce a nuanced (in this case, soft yet powerful) narrative for this generation of music. Black women have found freedom through Solange’s public-private revelations. The latest Solange expression is her new directed and composed work called “Bridge-s” choreographed by modernist dance duo Gerard & Kelly.
With views of the 405 from one angle and the Pacific Ocean from another, it makes complete sense that the futuristic thinking, earthy Solange chose the Getty Center to debut “Bridge-s.” The work features a series of performances, films and artist talks all possible with the help of Getty, Dropbox and IAMSOUND.
Solange herself does not appear on stage for this project. Instead, she assumes a behind-the-scenes role, which the past few years have prepared her perfectly for. We’ve seen Solange develop an aesthetic beyond sound and dance, working with set design, film, fashion, art direction and more.
The preview was shown to an audience that included guests like Tyler, The Creator, Thundercat, Dev Hynes, and Syd. While this performance is a site-specific piece that can’t travel, we are ecstatic to see Solange send us into the New Year at AFROPUNK Joburg 2019.
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