SUKU DANCE LAB
Suku Dance Lab is a Brooklyn based dance-theater company founded in October of 2015 by Talia Moreta and Belinda Adam. We aim to create accessible and relatable performances rooted in dance and theater. Holding collaboration at the center of our process, Suku Dance Lab calls upon various dance lineages, elements of voice, and live music to establish a dynamic and nuanced lens through which to examine community - how human experiences can be deeply unique and simultaneously universal.
Belinda Adam and Talia Moreta began their collaborative partnership creating work while at Chapman University (2011-2015) and have continued to create together in New York City. Since the founding of Suku Dance Lab in October of 2015, we have already presented work publicly in connection with The Creators Collective, The WMAAC Intimate Beauty Series, Dixon Place, the Pushing Progress showcase, and with WAXworks. Suku Dance Lab is also committed to working with artists who come from an eclectic/diverse range of experience - both in terms of culture and training - thus creating onstage the possibility for a richer movement language to emerge from this intersection. Rather than homogeneity, Suku Dance Lab values the expressive power in each artist and seeks to challenge the perception of what a dance company looks like and how it operates. We are interested in the universality of the flaws in human existence, and in creating accessible work that can be seen in a wide range of performance spaces, including media platforms such as live streaming and online video. Suku Dance Lab looks to launch our audiences into dialogue brought up by relationships, challenges, suffering, victory, intimacy and identity in this rapidly shifting and ever more-connected world.