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Blur is a solo performance that experiments with visibility and invisibility, and the relationship between performer, audience, and object. Viewers are invited to navigate a phonetic landscape of Cuyjet’s voice and text, through the lens of race and objectification. Her costume is composed of close-up images of her own skin.

Reading. “Being Seen. An Interview,” with Tara Aisha Willis.

sound deign by Brandon Wolcott
costume design by Miodrag Guberinic
The Shed, NYC
June 4, 2021

Blur was commissioned by The Shed (NYC) as part of Open Call 2021.
Blur earned Leslie a 2022 New York Dance & Performance “Bessie” Award for Outstanding Choreographer/Creator.

images by Sara Fox and Ahad Subzwari
© 2023 Leslie Cuyjet