Guerdley Cajus is a Dance Movement Artist whose work is inspired by the medicinal magic of movement. Her credits include Grammys Recording Academy, MTV Music Awards, Vice Media, New Balance, BET, and much more. Guerdley is also a Social and Emotional Arts Educator and Certified Meridian Therapy Practitioner, whose practice is centered around helping people clear the stuck energy of trauma from their bodies through movement and dance. To learn more visit Guerdley.com
Guerdley’s Lakou NOU project, Body Poems (Crown Heights) confronts the ongoing erasure of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) voices by placing a lens on the untold stories of Haitian people. Guerdley spent her residency interviewing participants and leading workshops, in which individuals’ stories inspired movement that reclaims power and facilitates healing. Additionally, Guerdley danced at locations in Crown Heights where the brutalization of women took place—to honor those women, cleanse those spaces, and claim Black female power. The culminating event features images from those performances and a dance video examining how erasure takes up space in the Black body.