Discovering Home: Stories of Asylum
Aaron Davis, Theater
Faculty Mentor: Visiting Professor Naila H. Ansari, Theater/Dance
I look to tell stories through movement of people discovering “home”: what people think of home and how they feel when they are home. I investigate how space and location can expand my movement knowledge and the ways space is in constant change. I have had the opportunity to explore migration and the concept of home with my work with Jericho Road Vive Shelter through the Dance program at Buffalo State. Vive is a "...shelter (located in Buffalo, NY) that houses refugee claimants waiting for appointments/interviews with the Canadian Border Services Agency and asylees hoping to apply for U.S. asylum." I am working as an assistant dance director for their annual gala. With help from my mentor and gala choreographer Naila Ansari, I have assisted in producing a dance work telling stories of refugees in search of home.
Arts and Humanities
Davis, Aaron, "Discovering Home: Stories of Asylum" (2020). Arts. 22nd Annual Student Research and Creativity Conference. SUNY Buffalo State.