Two artists explore isolation and connection during lockdown

An interview with Jaleesa Johnston and Sophia Wright Emigh

Still from “Bodies Apart, Moving Together I”
Bodies Apart, Moving Together I, directed by Sophia Wright Emigh
A Black woman stands on a city street at night. She flanked by parked cars part on both sides of the road, street lights lit up in the distance.
A Black woman stands on a city street at night. She flanked by parked cars part on both sides of the road, street lights lit up in the distance.
Akela Jaffi, performer. Still from Bodies Apart, Moving Together I
A white person with short hair and a beard stands on a path with a children’s playground in the distance. They are wearing black and white striped leggings with a t-shirt that reads, “My pronouns haven’t even been invented yet.”
A white person with short hair and a beard stands on a path with a children’s playground in the distance. They are wearing black and white striped leggings with a t-shirt that reads, “My pronouns haven’t even been invented yet.”
Oblio Z. Stroyman, performer. Still from Bodies Apart, Moving Together I
Bodies Apart, Moving Together II, co-directed by Sophia Wright Emigh and Jaleesa Johnston
A white person with short dark hair sits in a wheelchair, wearing a long emerald green dress and lots of jewelry. Superimposed on that image is a Latinx person wearing a white shirt, arms outstretched, head up to the heavens.
A white person with short dark hair sits in a wheelchair, wearing a long emerald green dress and lots of jewelry. Superimposed on that image is a Latinx person wearing a white shirt, arms outstretched, head up to the heavens.
Grant Miller and Barbara Lima, performers. Still from Bodies Apart, Moving Together II

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