Black Broadway performers are facing the closing down of Broadway due to Covid-19 along side the current racist acts and Black Lives Matter movement. Tavia Riveé (Motown) created and directed the video as a piece of passion and activism. The tune is from “Dream Like New York” by Tyrone Wells.
“It started out as a love letter to NY, to Broadway, and the heartache we face as artists as we desperately seek a space for expression in this difficult season of seclusion,” Riveé shared on her Instagram page. “But as we stand in the center of a revolution, it is not lost on me that I was able to create this piece solely utilizing the same black bodies our industry doesn’t always appreciate.”
The video features Broadway dancers Justin S. Bryant (Hamilton), Karissa Harris (Dreamgirls), Olivier Medus (Metropolitan Opera’s Porgy & Bess), Diana Vaden (Tootsie) and Ricardo Zayas (Head Over Heels, Hamilton).
To learn more about Tavia Riveé you can go to www.taviarivee.com.