Meet the Artist
Danielle Swatzie is a choreographer, dance filmmaker, and dance artist based in Atlanta, Georgia. Swatzie received her BFA in the Spring of 2019 under Donna Faye Burchfield’s direction at the University of the Arts. As an emerging choreographer and filmmaker, she has directed growing roots through concrete, and a short dance film premiered at the Modern Atlanta Dance Festival. She has also presented work at the Atlanta Contemporary and Dance Canvas Summer Choreographic Residency in 2020 and was a featured choreographer for House of Productions Longshot Atlanta, funded by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners. Currently, she is a performer with Komanse Dance Theater and a collaborator with waheedworks founded by Tommie-Waheed Evans. As she continues to develop her practice as an interdisciplinary artist, she aims to evolve and generate impactful and innovative movement art.
A short dance film and poetic narration, that depicts a woman identifying with her trauma using her mind and body connection to find liberation through isolation. This work speaks to her own transitionary period of radicalizing from a socially repressive narrative of black existence that ultimately leads her to unveiling the power of self love.