Monstah Black (Reginald Crump)

Dancer / Collaborator:
Utah * Spirit Place * Spirit Planet * Tukuhnikivatz
Involuntary Encounters
Pitfalls – Nose to Cement and Other Tales Told on the Way Down
Seeing Jazz MOVE (Smithsonian International Gallery)
Corcoran Gallery of Art and other Gallery Events

Monstah Black “Smothered in punk/funk! Glistening with electro! Rooted in afro!” – choreographer, performance artist, and composer. His work has been commissioned by Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center, Blackout Arts Collective, Muse Dance Theater, Rowan University Dancers, Edgeworks Dance Theater, Topaz Arts, Dixon Place, Movement Research and Nicholas Leichter Dance (currently touring The Whizz). Recipient of Dance Theater Workshop Studio Residency where he debuted Motion Sickness (a dance company) alongside his band The Sonic Leroy. Black works seasonally with Cabaret Cataplexy, a sexy variety show he co-produces with his glam partner Ashley Brockington and Queer Arts Impact. Coming soon is the release of The Blacks debut album recess, a music venture he fronts with his life partner Manchildblack Black. He holds a BA in choreography/performance from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Masters in Fine Arts in New Media Art and Performance.