Song Aziza Tucker
Song Aziza Tucker is an adjunct assistant professor in the School of Dance. She works alongside students in modes of softness and the emergent strategies of collectivism and pleasure as researched and influenced by Black femme artists.
Song Aziza Tucker (she/her) is a project-based movement and writing artist whose works have spiraled out of her love for Black women, music and poetry. Her latest work, “after the flood,” is a 10-minute work of eight Black women who embody curiosities of the fantastic and “real,” honor the inspirations of the many Black femme creators she holds close. Placing herself alongside these artists reminds Tucker that dance is not only an expansive and visceral experience, but also an intimate and integral way of communication for historically and systemically hushed bodies.
With these inspirations, Tucker has had the pleasure of being involved as performer and collaborator with Katie Swords Thurman, Jesse Zaritt, Shayla-Vie Jenkins, Tommie-Waheed Evans, Jordan Lloyd, Niall Jones, Mark Caserta, Doug Varone and Abby Zbikowski, among others. She is constantly inspired and in conversation with folks who bring their most voluminous selves to the forefront and allow collaborators to be seen with open and soft eyes.
Tucker holds a BFA in Dance from University of the Arts (2022).