Project Description

Minty Fresh Circus
For all ages
60-75 min
Contact: Laura Colby

The name of this contemporary circus, Minty Fresh Circus, is inspired by our Afrofuturistic Muse, abolitionist and conductor of the Underground Railroad, Harriet Araminta Tubman (nicknamed Minty). Africans who were stolen, transported to the USA, and forced into chattel slavery have shapeshifted and recreated themselves over and over as a survival technique, thus becoming perpetually Fresh. Minty Fresh Circus, Conceived by Monique Martin, celebrates and investigates the power of American Black music as a healing, alchemical, and transformative force. This circus is an examination of African musical traditions and culture, of the transatlantic slave trade to the Americas, and the communication devices used amongst enslaved Africans. What does FREEDOM feel like if your only access to it is through your imagination?