No Contest (2016)

No Contest is a 35 minute performance attempt to perform, comprehend, and unhinge the social and physical stresses that people of color in U.S are raised with as a psychological historical trauma.  No Contest focuses on the archetypes of the celebrated yet continually antagonized athletes of color. Marcela Torres and Chase Calloway created choreographic scores based on Claudia Rankins essays on Serena Williams, which delve into the falsity of winning for Black athletes, interracial neighborhood competition, and existing inside of institutions that are inherently functioning against you. Our relationship throughout the performance moves from fighting, to indifference, and finally to allyship, shadowing the relationship many black and brown communities have with one another.

No Contest Solo Match