The Planter and Her Bondman

About This Project

Jim created a piece, The Planter and Her Bondman, which was danced by Lauren Cox (Pharrell, Alicia Keys) and Matthew Steffens (Promises, Promises, Women on the Verge…) for BC Beat. The twice-yearly event allows theatrical choreographers to share story-driven pieces. The Planter and Her Bondman explores the early American master/slave relationship by reversing the racial roles.


Concept/Choreographer: Jim Cooney
Venue: Cielo Nightclub
Costumes: DW Withrow
Photos: Travis Magee