Say Their Names, part 1 (2018)

Natosha Washington has been a choreographer and director her entire life, but professionally since 2004, after receiving her bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah in Modern Dance. She created Say Their Names, part 1 for RDT’s SPIRIT performance in October 2018.

As a student, Natosha’s work House of Timothy was selected to be showcased in the National College Dance Festival at the Kennedy Center. It went on to receive the Best Performance award and was featured in Dance Magazine.

Originally from the south but now living in Utah, Washington is a highly sought after choreography, educator, performer, and speaker. As a voluptuous black woman raised in an LDS southern family, making her way in a white dance community, she has a multifaceted lens; she negotiates stereotyping, privilege, and identity every day in her work and loves the challenge the issues present. Ms. Washington is a talented community leader and facilitator. She recognized art is only as strong as the community it serves.

Say Their Names (part i)

Choreography: Natosha Washington

Music: Max Richter-Sarajevo, Luca D’ Alberto-Consequences

Costumes: Natosha Washington

Performance: RDT Company with Megan O’Brien

Program Note: It is in the denigration of a people we lose our humanity. Where will you stand when you hear their names?


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