Theatre of Movement is a performing and visual art collective led by the artistic vision of Duane Cyrus that creates original, provocative, and meaningful artworks informed by research into Black American and Caribbean histories and imagery.

Our vision is to deliver performing and visual art on a global level that helps to create a world where the image of blackness is more equitably represented in all its diversity. To build a strong appreciation, better understanding, and value for diversity in the arts and American culture.

Our mission is to offer socially relevant performances, community engagement, workshops, and cultural events that incorporate dance, theatre, music, photography, and film. We work to re-vision the perception of blackness in history with the goal of impacting present day interactions––toward a more equitable future for all people.  Theatre of Movement is committed to accessing and engaging audiences with a message that a more truthful vision and representation of blackness in art is a necessary part of our world. 

Theatre of Movement develops informed, empowered, and capable artists through practicing professional development, and entrepreneurship skills-building in addition to in-depth study and delivery of multiple art forms. Theatre of Movement members also cultivate their strengths as mentors and teachers to pass the legacy of American culture on to the next generation.

Products: Performance, Photography & Film

Services: Workshops & Classes, Resources, Artist Development, Arts Education


We Need Your Support!

There are considerable costs attached to making the socially relevant work we develop. We need your help to make our work continue to be appreciated by audiences around the world. Would you or someone you know be able to help make relevant art a reality? Visit our fiscal sponsor, New York Live Arts to make a tax-deductible donation now: