2020 Here we come

Setting annual intentions has become an important grounding process for us at Unit Souzou. In reflecting over our themes from the past four years, we can humbly trace our journey and emergence as artists and company:

2016: Deepening, Expanding, Contributing
2017: Braving, Listening, Galvanizing
2018: Creation, Imagination, Noisy
2019: Spark, Vulnerability, Catalyze

For this new year and to begin this new decade, we offer these new bold intentions:

Courage. Digging deep with our belief in the bravery of vulnerability, this year we will share our biggest and most innovative new work yet – The Constant State of Otherness. With courage and urgency we will cast away doubts and hurdles that would prevent us from sharing our authentic voice.

Fractal. We believe in the small moments of one’s story, and that these moments and actions can be amplified and ripple out. In her book Emergent Strategy, adrienne maree brown wrote, “In a fractal conception, I am a cell-sized unit of the human organism, and I have to use my life to leverage a shift in the system by how I am, as much as with the things I do.” This is how we approach our artistic practice, and how we hope our work can impact our communities.

Embody. We are moving from the story gathering and development phases of our new work, towards embodying the stories. We are putting the stories into and through our bodies as movement, as music, as the powerful beating of our drums. Through this embodiment, we bring with us our ancestors and our communities who stories will live through us.