kNOwBOX dance Film Festival 2023
Official Selection Film Spotlight
Gold Sphere / Texas Premiere / USA / 10:15
What if gold hoop earrings could become a portal to an alternate universe created by Black Girls where they could study, research, and find connection through movement? – A universe where Black girls can discuss and escape the racial unrest in the United States of America.
What do you hope to communicate with our audience through your work?
Imagination as Liberation.
Jade "Charon" Robertson is an award-winning, groundbreaking intercessory artist whose work uses dance, film, writing, theater, and digital media. Robertson is the 2022-2023 New York Live Arts Fresh Track Artist in Residence, 2020 Hicks Choreography Fellow for the School of Jacob's Pillow, and 2018 Chuck Davis Emerging Choreographer Fellow at BAM. Her films received critical acclaim since premiering online in 2016.She received an MFA in Dance from UCLA, and BA in Interdisciplinary Arts with a concentration in Dance and Theater from Columbia College Chicago. She is currently an Assistant Professor in Dance and Digital Media at Medgar Ever College.
Film Production Team
Jade Charon Robertson -Director, Choreographer, & Writer
Nijah “Spice “ Mentor - Cinematographer & Editor
Ker Chen - Virtual Art Designer & Technologist
Ericka Njeumi- Assistant Virtual Art Designer & Technologist
Amanda Barrett - Production Admin Assistant
Producer- Myga Soõl
Sound Designer- Eric Vargas
Wardrobe- Myga Soõl
Costume Designer - Kimberly “Kimistry” Green
Raven Taylor /Dancer & Actress
Adenna Blenman/ Dancer & Actress
Alyssa Wheeler/ Dancer & Actress
Jade Charon Robertson - Dancer
Title: Black Girl Fly Spoken Word
Composer and Performer: Funmilola Fagbamila
Title: African Drums Bata (Ethnic Tribal African Percussion Upbeat Festive)
Composer:Shabani Jabiri Bakari (PRS)
Title: Jazz Drums
Composer: Nik Davies
Title: Stress Relief Meditation
Composer: Richard Smyth
Composer: Echoes of Hinterland
This film was made with the gracious support of THE CUNY Black, Race, & Ethnic Studies Initiative &with the technical support of the Integrated Design & Media | Tandon School of Engineering New York University.