Shamar Wayne Watt: Dawning of the Suns

Shamar Wayne Watt Performance

Spiritual revival and the raw power of the dancing community, whether in a rave, a street dance cypher, or church, ignite Shamar Watt’s Dawning of the Suns. A fiercely mesmerizing performer, Watt has enthralled Miami audiences in Nora Chipaumire’s portrait of myself as my father (for which he won a Bessie award) at The Light Box in 2016, and earlier this month in Pioneer Winter’s Birds of Paradise. For his Here & Now piece, he draws on a personal, spiritual sense of mission.