Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre – Women’s Rights National Historical Park – Sisters

Sisters is a piece that was created many years ago for a company of young female dancers who were all having different personal struggles in their lives. Struggles because their dad wanted them to be this and didn’t want them to be that. The boyfriend who was saying “I called you at 9 o’clock, where were you?” And that one of the 17 year old dancers thought she was copable, and that she had to answer to him. Sean McLeod said “That ain’tcho Daddy! He don’t get to ask you dat.” So, Sisters helped them to be able to understand that they decide what they do in life. They’re going to share, they’re going to be strong, and they’re going to be formidable. They are going to be every color that a woman is. They’re going to be every size and every shape. The reality happens to be, that women rule the world.

The Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre was founded by International Producer and American Choreographer Sean McLeod with the initial notion to celebrate and show the struggle and conflict of people of color. Not black people, people of color, a very wide swatch. With the dance company, Sean realized that he also must talk about the plight of women because if he did not do that, he was not talking about people most responsible for the fact that we even exist. So the “isms” are something that we must attack and must shine light on them. We must relegate “isms” to the darkness where we can dispel them.