sacra collective is a performance duo by Teresa Braun and Ayodamola Okunseinde that explores the manifestation of “the sacred” in private and public spaces.
We investigate intimate aspects of the human experience such as taste, touch, fear, and desire through techno-shamanistic rituals that facilitate transformation within participants. Our intent is to challenge notions of self in a socio-political context, problematizing ideas of belonging and questioning belief systems.
Our rituals typically involve a group of participants who witness transformation within one another via rites akin to initiation, communion, and confession. Each performance is designed to create a micro-community that fosters dialogue between participants. Themes emerge surrounding pain, loss, and love, and often evolve into conversations about pressing social issues, injustices, and shared experiences.