I Wonder... (2019)

I Wonder… is a dance that comprises two muses, the power that emerges from dancing Black men and the magic that is the music of Stevie Wonder.  The title is a double entendre on to itself.  “I” not only reflects the autoethnographic nature of the work, but it also symbolizes the University of Illinois, the place that binds each cast member to another.   The cast for I Wonder… comprises of U of I Black dancing men, three alumni, three graduate students, three undergraduates, and one faculty member.  Wonder reflects my philosophical inquiries about maleness and it is the nickname for the brilliant Steveland Morris whose lyrics and melodies have scored my life.I Wonder… is a dance that comprises two muses, the power that emerges from dancing Black men and the magic that is the music of Stevie Wonder.  The title is a double entendre on to itself.  “I” not only reflects the autoethnographic nature of the work, but it also symbolizes the University of Illinois, the place that binds each cast member to another.   The cast for I Wonder… comprises of U of I Black dancing men, three alumni, three graduate students, three undergraduates, and one faculty member.  Wonder reflects my philosophical inquiries about maleness and it is the nickname for the brilliant Steveland Morris whose lyrics and melodies have scored my life.