Monique was a 2018-2019 NextLOOK residency artist and had the opportunity to create her latest project, Amma's Chasm. NextLOOK is a partnership between Joe’s Movement Emporium and The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland.
Amma is a victim of domestic abuse and faces a life or death decision: let go of life or fight for survival. She represents those who are, were, or on the way to experience domestic violence. Amma’s Chasm is a call to the community compelling them to speak out, lift each other up, and mend wounds, bringing light to the darkness of domestic violence. Collaborating with community activists and artists, southern Maryland-based dance artist Monique Newton Walker explores perspectives, outcomes, and healing around domestic violence in her mixed-media dance residency.
Amma's Chasm is now available to for community residencies and performances. Click HERE to learn more and bring Amma's Chasm to your community.