#repost @nytimes: "What is this relationship between African-Americans and the military?” said @studio_and, who along with @bryonypix teamed up with Terrel Stowers of @marchingcobrasofny for a look at marching as an act of cultural expression and political resistance. “We started to think about military and militancy.” Inspired by the Harlem Hellfighters (the regiment that fought in World War I) and by the 1917 Silent Parade (a protest march on Fifth Avenue), “Marching On” comes to life through the Cobras, a Harlem after-school drumline and dance team. Commissioned by @storefrontnyc and presented as part of @performanyc, the work, at #MarcusGarveyPark this weekend, has the Cobras performing something new for the team: formal drills. But mixed in are moments when the danceline reverts to its current, hip-hop influenced style. The dancer Afrika Garry finds the marching formations exciting, but she doesn’t stay rigid for long. In one aptly named dramatic movement she jumps back onto her palms just before her tailbone hits the ground. “Not really hard, because you catch yourself,” she told the @nytimes writer @giadk. “But you have to trust yourself for the Death Drop.” @_flodur made this video for #SpeakingInDance, our weekly series exploring the world of #dance.