Montclair State University
Rousseve explains: “Stardust began as a dialogue on the ever-evolving relationship between intimacy and technology in our contemporary world. I wanted to explore what it means to human relationships to have our conversations constantly conducted through technology and social media. But as we developed the piece it grew into a coming of age story for an African American gay adolescent who feels ostracized and bullied. I wondered what it would mean to reach out in desperation, but to reach out through technology. Ultimately, the piece is the story of a ‘soon-to-be-man’ fighting for his personal and spiritual dignity.” Expect Rousseve's signature angular movement done to a mix of Nat King Cole and original hip-hop-based music by d. Sabela grimes.
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