As a dancer and choreographer, I wanted to push myself to create something new and different, something exciting for the audience regardless if they know what it’s about yet. So my idea when talking about race and racial categories is the idea of symbolic weight. Symbolic weight is the one thing that is all felt, whether you belong to the white racial category, the Hispanic, or African American. It’s the one thing we all feel regardless if we know it yet. So I wanted to give that weight an object, something tangible for the audience to be able to see and see the dancer-performer experience. So I experimented with several objects. The scarf was an object that entangled me, I had struggles taking it off my body - getting more knotted up, and having it choke me, blind me, and ultimately silence me, which I find these race concepts do. So, I wanted them to see that this idea isn’t just in the air, it’s really real. We struggle with it. And I think as a dancer a lot of times you can just show movement and they’re like “Oh, okay I get that’s really pretty.” But when I put an object of a scarf that stops me they are like what is that object? I want them to ask why what is it?