Sweet T: The Physical Album is the first collaborative endeavor between dancers Dani Tirrell and jhon r. stronks. Together they are carving out safe spaces for difficult conversations and essential healing around mental health, state and domestic violence, and HIV. Sweet T is the ritual, a ceremony in honor of how queer bodies live and protest normalcy. Through movement, voice and spoken text Dani and jhon enact a queer performance practice and perform their own spiritual mending in protest against the racial, class and gender structures that break and divide.
I had the honor of facilitating the conversation and panel after this performance and in many ways extend the dance from beyond the performance and beyond the room itself.