Artist Projects

Make. Believe.


Queen GodIs , Makeda Thomas

Make. Believe. is an evening-length, multimedia movement that reunites poet/performance artist Queen GodIs and choreographer Makeda Thomas, retracing and recreating moments from the space/time lapse since their first encounter. Using science fiction as a storytelling tool, Make. Believe. will create a dream state of dance, poetry, visual art, music and food, engaging the audience in a journey through the untold histories of each collaborator. The project’s artistic team will include five dancers from Thomas’ international company of dancers, music composition by Grisha Coleman, visual media by David Tinapple, set design by Sean Naftel, costume design by Micah Blacklight, painting/makeup by Risha Rox, lighting design by Stephen Arnold and dramaturgy by Tamilla Woodard.

Project Updates

  • 2013: In June, Queen GodIs and Makeda Thomas present a preview of Make.Believe.

  • Artists

    Queen GodIs

    Queen GodIs is a poet, performance artist and art therapist who serves a host of communities seeking transformation through art. With a holisti…

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    Makeda Thomas

    Makeda Thomas is an artistic director, dancer and choreographer who has emerged as a leading voice in dance performance, education and artistic…

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  • Events

    Jun 14 – Jun 15, 2013
    Makeda Thomas and Queen GodIs preview "Make. Believe." at New York Live Arts, New York



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  • Project News

    April 15, 2015
    Project Premiere: Emily Johnson's SHORE in Lenapehoking (New York City)



    April 7, 2015
    Project Premiere: Kerry Tribe Solo Exhibition "The Loste Note" at 356 Mission in Los Angeles



    March 19, 2015
    Project Premiere: Carlos Motta Launches Web-Based Project "Gender Talents"



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