The PURPLE Universe

PURPLE is a multi-project universe that illuminates the power of “deep sisterhood for social change” through storytelling and movement. This sisterhood is how we thrive: we invest in one another, we honor and celebrate each other's brilliance, and we hold ourselves accountable to experiencing radical joy. 

Each project is its own galaxy with its own moving storytellers, but these galaxies are guided by a common set of stars. The works are:



based in oral & embodied herstories

center sacred ritual(s)

honor feedback loops

honor collective decision-making

and are inspired by the work & processes of our beloved ancestor Ntozake Shange. 

PURPLE research is based in archives and stars, bodies and stories. Each galaxy embodies sankofa as it literally and figuratively honors and adorns our backspace as we intentionally craft our way forward into the cosmos.

Click the buttons on the top right to explore the PURPLE Universe. 





— Candace Thompson-Zachery, Manager Justice, Equity, & Inclusion Dance/NYC and Dancer, Choreographer, Curator

Sydnie L. Mosley Dances (SLMDances) is a New York City-based dance-theater collective that works in communities to organize for gender and racial justice through experiential dance performance.

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