Photo by Bruce DeSilva
Blood Dazzler is a tale of the storm we should have seen coming and the sociopolitical firestorm left in its wake.
Based on Patricia Smith’s award-winning book, Blood Dazzler embodies Katrina as a troubled, otherworldly woman hungry for fame, destruction, and revelation.
Katrina defied simple classification and easy analysis. As her aftermath continues to be felt, a group of artists reexamines her origin and impact through a unique convergence of verse, dance, theatre, and multimedia, in the hopes of unearthing deeper truth.
Blood Dazzler revisits what happened and ignites a dialogue about what can be done now. Culminating in a “Katrina’s Coming to Your Town” touring model – including artistic workshops, activist panels, and community story circles – the event is also a meeting ground to meditate on the vulnerabilities in every community and envision strategies for progress.