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HaMapah/The Map Dance-On-Film

Updated: Dec 4, 2021

kNOwBOX dance Film Festival 2021

Official Selection Filmmaker Spotlight

HaMapah/The Map Dance-On-Film by Adam W. McKinney (Concept, Choreography, Performance), Daniel Banks (Direction), Laura Bustillos Jáquez (Cinematography and Editing)


Fort Worth, Texas, USA

HaMapah/The Map Dance on-Film (30 min.) chronicles dancer and choreographer Adam W. McKinney’s return to his ancestral homelands—Benin, Poland, Montana, Arkansas, Missouri, and Wisconsin—to trace the intersections of his African American, Native American, and Jewish heritages; and investigate the healing of transgenerational traumas.

DNAWORKS is a Fort Worth, TX-based arts and service organization dedicated to dialogue and healing through the arts. Founded in 2006 by Daniel Banks and Adam W. McKinney, DNAWORKS centers BIPOC/Global Majority and LGBTQQ2SPIAA+ voices to create more complex representations of identity, culture, class, and heritage through dance, theatre, film, and writing.

DNAWORKS has led its award-winning programming and performances, promoting dialogue-based social justice action and community building, with arts, educational, and community organizations in thirty-seven states and seventeen countries. DNAWORKS believes that art = ritual = healing = community and that this philosophy and practice lead to a more peaceful world.



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