Our Daily Bread - Amara Tabor Smith
CounterPulse - San Francisco
April 2011 / November 2012
With stories told through dance, text and video, Our Daily Bread celebrated what we eat and illuminates the culture that underlies our eating practices. It was a performance experience that honored individual food legacies and engaged all of the senses.
This performance debuted at Counterpulse in April 2011 and with rave reviews remounted in November 2012. Amara asked that I design and create all costumes for these 2 performances which included 21 garments. Vibrant aprons were designed utilizing fabric that Amara hand carried back from Africa and field worker garments were made from reconstructed vintage tablecloths/linens and distressed hemp/gauze.