New York, New York
Hope Boykin (CBA ’23), two time “Bessie Award” winner, was an original member of Complexions, danced with Philadanco, and most recently completed her 20th and final year with the Ailey American Dance Theater. Boykin serves as Artistic Advisor for Dance Education for the Kennedy Center and Artistic Lead for the Kennedy Center Dance Lab.
Project: As a creator, choreographer, and writer, Hope Boykin will work and make work with words and life experiences, an ongoing and moving memoir of sorts; mixing Interdisciplinary forms – film, original text, and her movement-language. Using a vocal and non-vocal soundtrack, pushing boundaries and personal expressions of transparency, uncovering fear and failure within her truth, she has decided to uproot her comfort and find a place for her story. Boykin is growing to accept all of the intricacies of telling this story, and becomes more unafraid to use the aspects of her specific choices and experiences. Along with several company commissions, this work and passion project will continue to build from a history of circumstances pushing Boykin toward her goals; when she finally determines to “hope against Hope.”