Black Broadway veterans and other performers dance in various (emptied-out) New York City landmarks, in a video that director Tavia Riveè (Motown the Musical) has entitled “Dream Like New York #BroadwayBlackLivesMatter”
As she explains on her Instagram account: “A couple of weeks ago, I left New York and I don’t know if/when I’ll be back. Before I left, I made it my mission to finally direct a piece to a song that’s been on my heart for nearly 15 years. It started out as a love letter to NY, to Broadway, and the heartache we face as artists as we desperately seek a space for expression in this difficult season of seclusion. But as we stand in the center of a revolution, it is not lost on me that I was able to create this piece solely utilizing the black bodies humanity refuses to respect. To them- I see you. I cherish you. I respect you. I love you. I honor you. #BlackLivesMatter”
The dancers are Justin Bryant (Hamilton), Karissa Harris, Olivier Medus, Diana Vaden (Tootsie), and Ricardo Zayas (Head Over Heels, Hamilton).