Photo: Steven Speliotis

King uses Martin Luther King Jr.’s final speech, I’ve Been to the Mountaintop, as a soundscore. The speech encompassed the Memphis Sanitation Strike, economic inequality, black power and prophesied his death the following day. This solo admires how ideas, words, and actions can instigate revolution. It considers the effort and willing struggle of one body in order to create better future.
Choreographed by Kyle Marshall
Performed by Kyle Marshall
Text/Audio I’ve Been to the Mountaintop
April 3rd, 1968 by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Costume by Meagan Woods
Runtime 8 minutes

© Kyle Marshall Choreography 2023. Updated October 2023.