“To the Black boy in love with another Black boy, be patient with yourself. Be patient with him, they don’t teach this kind of love.” – Ivan Nuru
SOFT: A Love Letter to Black Queer Men is the newest project from Director and Choreographer Kemar Jewel. This visual love letter uses the language of contemporary dance to help Black Queer men heal from trauma, connect as a community, and serve as a reminder to be SOFT with themselves and each other. For too long, Black men have been made to feel less than if they show their femininity, but little does the world know, Black male feminine energy is the strongest force on the planet.
Black Queer men using the language of contemporary dance in order to heal from trauma, connect as a community, and be soft with themselves and each other.
Created & Directed by: Kemar Jewel
Choreographer: Will Ervin
Filmed & Edited by: Jabari Taylor
Photgraphy: Aaron-Michael Sobers & Venancio Cortez
Makeup: Owen Osawe & Celena Pelzer
Project Supervisor: Aaron-Michael Sobers
Dancers: O’shae Sibley, Otis Pena, Malik Berry, Zaki A’Jani Marshall, Tristan Grannum, and Jordan Dobson
Featuring: Timothy Tobias