Choir of the Slain 

Choir of the Slain (Part X) is a capsule version of the eponymous evening-length Black opera created by Navild Acosta and Fannie Sosa. A live song and dance activation of Black Power Naps’ many surfaces and sound healing devices, the performance plays with multiplicitous states of being idle. Protesting the necropolitics of the night, which deprive people of color rest, Sosa and Acosta soothe and still waters, animating lace front units, bedroom negligé and other gender and sound technologies. Playing the structures of the installation as instruments, the artists create a choir from the beds of Black Power Naps.