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Oya1
Duration: 02:10
Oya1, a group section of evening length work, Rigidigidim De Bamba De: Ruptured Calypso.
Performers: Co – Nehassaiu DeGannes, Rosamond S. King, Caryn Hodge, Lisa Green, Ithalia Forel. Dance Place, Washington D.C., 2010.

WindRush
Duration: 04:55
Wind Rush, a duet spoken word section of evening length work, Rigidigidim De Bamba De: Ruptured Calypso.
Performers: Co – Nehassaiu DeGannes, Caryn Hodge. Dance Place, Washington D.C., 2010.

C1
Duration: 00:56
Opening of "Closer Than Skin." A moment of communion called "In the club."
Performers: Leslie Cuyjet, Maria Earle, Cynthia Oliver.
Aaron Davis Hall, 2006.

C2
Duration: 06:21
Trembling." Oliver is battered by unexpected words of offense. They reverberate through her body as she tries to shake them off.
Performers: Leslie Cuyjet, Maria Earle, Cynthia Oliver.
Aaron Davis Hall, 2006.

C3
Duration: 01:19
"Take Out Your False Teeth Daddy," a quiet moment of women at a kitchen table reminiscent of a Carrie Mae Weems portrait. A "in-between" moment in "Closer Than Skin."
Performers: Leslie Cuyjet and Maria Earle.

C9
Duration: 02:58
"Place the Hands and Lean Backwards," a section of the solo "Lessons in Female Etiquette."
Performer: Leslie Cuyjet.

C13
Duration: 04:51
Group section of Beseeching on Your Own Behalf.
Performers: Leslie Cuyjet, Maria Earle, Oliver. Aaron Davis Hall, Premiere 2006.

AfroSocialiteLifeDiva
Duration: 03:24
AfroSocialiteLifeDiva, originally a full length stage dance theatre work, was transformed into a 25 minute dance film to be aired on European Arts Channel Canal Arte in the fall of 2005. Filmed on location in Oliver's current home town of Champaign-Urbana Illinois, a local, national and international team of performers, artists, technicians and support staff contributed to the making of this 25 minute version of the saga of women moving across geographies of landscape, bodies, and matters of spirit in one vibrant American family.

because she was
Duration: 05:26
"because she was," a solo made from evening length work SHEMAD. In a pre-possession moment Oliver embodies the multiple chatter of women talking with and about each other in an island community.
Performer: Oliver. The Kitchen, 2001.