Sierra Serban and Amelia Taylor in Lackless by Steve Disenhof 

Sierra Serban and Amelia Taylor in Lackless by Steve Disenhof 

"Another gripping work was Natalya Shoaf’s premiere of “[Lackless].” Five performers worked effectively with one another to give us a presentation of brutality to women. Without actually coming to blows in any way, they were able to demonstrate the cruelty inflicted and the emotional consequences of such situations. Brava to all!" - Joanna G. Harris, Bay Area Stringer 


15 minutes 

Created by Natalya Shoaf in collaboration with dancers 

Premiered February 16th & 17th at Dominican University of California and later presented in the Black Choreographers Festival February 17th and March 3rd. 

Performers: Ebony Davies, Alesandra Harper, Pauline Mosley, Sierra Serban, and Amelia Taylor

Sound Score: created by Natalya Shoaf 

Costume Design: Natalya Shoaf

"The same can be said of Natalya Shoaf’s “[Lackless].” Music from Kendrick Lamar created an otherworldly atmosphere around Shoaf’s abstract choreography, so specific in structure and exquisitely edited in detail. The flexible and fearless Pauline Mosley mesmerized in the lead; four dancers served as a chorus, and Sierra Serban couldn’t help standing out from the pack. It’s hard to believe that Shoaf is a college senior; she is one to watch." - Claudia Bauer, SF Chronicle